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CLASS  OF  1870 






CLASS    OF   1870 



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IS  Highland  Street,  Cambridge,  Mass. 

CLASS    OF    1870. 

I  REGRET  to  announce  to  the  members  of  the  Class  the  death  of 
three  of  our  Classmates.  Galloway  died  on  March  28th,  Cushing 
on  April  7th,  and  Sherman  May  2d. 

James  Buchanan  Galloway  was  born  March  2,  1848,  at  Gallo- 
way Post  Office,  Illinois.  He  prepared  for  College  at  the  Chicago 
High  School  and  under  private  tutors,  entering  with  the  Class  in 
the  fall  of  1866.  After  graduation,  he  became  junior  partner  of  the 
firm  of  Andrew  J.  Galloway  &  Son,  dealers  and  brokers  in  real 
estate,  Chicago,  111.,  at  the  same  time  reading  law;  in  the  spring  of 
1877  left  the  real  estate  business,  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in 
April,  1878.  Until  Jan.  1,  1890,  was  alone  in  the  practice  of  law, 
on  which  date  he  formed  a  partnership  with  Francis  O.  Lyman, 
'71,  and  James  Patton,  under  the  name  of  Galloway,  Lyman  & 
Patton,  for  doing  a  real  estate  and  mortgage  loan  business,  mean- 
while keeping  his  individual  practice  of  the  law  till  May  1,  1895, 
when  he  admitted  a  law  partner,  Adolph  Traub,  under  the  name 
of  Galloway  &  Traub.  In  May,  1896,  the  firm  of  Galloway, 
Lyman  &  Patton  was  dissolved.  Galloway  printed  a  brochure  on 
Captain  John  Smith,  and  wrote  a  number  of  articles  on  local  mat- 
ters, pubhshed  in  "  The  Economist "  and  other  Chicago  papers, 
the  most  important  one  being  a  report  on  the  United  States  govern- 
ment work  on  the  Chicago  and  Calumet  Harbors  and  Rivers,  pre- 
pared for  the  Chicago  Real  Estate  Board  in  1899.    Was  a  member 

of  the  Real  Estate  Board  of  Chicago  and  the  Real  Estate  Exchange 
of  Boston;  also  of  the  University  Club  of  Chicago,  of  which  at  one 
time  he  was  President. 

For  the  past  two  years  he  had  been  a  great  sufferer  from  an 
ajffection  of  the  throat,  undergoing  three  operations,  which  afforded 
only  temporary  rehef.  Through  his  long  and  painful  illness,  he 
preserved  his  indomitable  courage,  striving  with  true  heroism  to 
regain  what  had  been  lost  in  a  time  of  financial  disaster.  Gallo- 
way was  an  enthusiastic  Harvard  man  and  a  most  loyal  member 
of  the  Class.  He  leaves  a  widow  and  two  children,  —  Robert 
Slocum  Galloway,  born  Jan.  17,  1893,  and  Henry  James  Gallo- 
way, born  Aug.  16,  1895. 

Louis  Thomas  Cushing  was  born  in  Boston,  May  31,  1847.  He 
prepared  for  College  at  Chauncy  Hall  School,  entering  with  the 
Class  in  1866.  After  graduation,  he  was  engaged  in  farming  in 
Madison,  Wis.,  until  November,  1872,  when  he  moved  to  Cohasset, 
Mass.  Studied  law  in  the  Boston  University,  recei%dng  the  degree 
LL.  B.  June  2,  1875,  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  June  5,  1875, 
practicing  at  Cohasset.  Since  1883  was  actively  engaged  in  cattle 
ranching  in  Tom  Green  County,  Texas,  where  he  passed  a  portion 
of  each  year.  Was  a  Representative  in  the  General  Court  in  1883- 
84,  trustee  of  the  Cohasset  Pubhc  Library  since  1886,  and  a  mem- 
ber of  the  Cohasset  School  Committee  for  the  past  twenty-five 
years.  On  Feb.  14,  1871,  was  married  to  Mary  Rebecca  Johnson, 
of  Cohasset.  The  births  of  their  children  have  been  as  follows :  on 
May  2,  1872,  Thomas  Johnson;  on  Dec.  31,  1873,  Charles  Bald- 

win;  on  Jan.  6,  1876,  William  Fabens;  on  Sept.  17,  1877,  Robert 
Lee;  on  Nov.  9,  1884,  Richard  Watson;  and  on  Nov.  25,  1886, 
Sally  Fabens. 

A  number  of  years  ago.  Gushing  strained  his  heart  in  attempting 
to  rescue  a  boy  who  was  drowned  in  the  river  near  his  house ;  he 
dived  repeatedly  and  finally  brought  up  the  body,  becoming  very 
much  exhausted  from  his  efforts.  He  was  never  as  strong  after- 
wards, but  no  serious  results  were  manifest  until  about  three  years 
ago,  when  he  began  to  have  attacks  of  cardiac  asthma,  which 
greatly  reduced  his  strength.  During  the  past  year  his  illness  in- 
creased, confining  him  to  his  house,  and  finally  to  his  room.  His 
death  was  very  sudden.  He  was  a  great  sufferer,  but  bore  his  trial 
patiently  and  courageously. 

Barker  Baker  Sherman  was  born  in  Duxbury,  Mass.,  March  19, 
1848.  He  was  educated  in  the  Duxbury  public  schools  and  at  Phil- 
lips Andover  Academy,  entering  Yale  College  in  1866.  He  withdrew 
from  Yale  and  entered  Harvard  in  the  Class  of  1870  in  our  junior 
year.  After  graduation,  he  spent  1870-71  in  study  at  Medford 
and  in  substitute  teaching  there  and  in  Boston;  1871-73  sub-mas- 
ter of  Hughes  High  School,  Cincinnati,  Ohio;  1874-77  student  at 
Andover  Theological  Seminary,  graduating  B.  D.;  1878-80  acting 
pastor  of  Congregational  Church,  Thetford,  Vt. ;  1880-83  pastor, 
ordained,  and  installed  by  council,  of  Congregational  Church,  Sher- 
brooke,  P.  Q.,  Can.;  1884-89  pastor,  by  council,  of  Congregational 
Church,  Wollaston  (Quincy,  5th  ward),  Mass.;  1890-98  pastor,  by 
council,  of  Congregational  Church,  Chelsea,  Orange  County,  Vt., 

and  Superintendent  of  Public  Schools;  June,  1898-September,  1899, 
without  charge  at  Medford,  Mass. ;  October,  1899,  in  business  in 
New  York  City. 

In  1901,  he  was  appointed  a  teacher  in  the  Philippines,  where  he 
did  such  efficient  work  that  he  was  promoted  to  be  a  district  super- 
intendent. Under  the  strain  of  hard  work  his  health  broke  down 
and  he  was  compelled  to  return  to  the  United  States.  He  died  the 
day  after  his  return  to  his  home.  He  leaves  a  widow  and  one 


Class  Secretary. 
18  HiGHLAioj  St., 

Cambridge,  May  12,  1904. 

CLASS   OF   1870 

It  is  with  great  regret  that  I  have  to  announce  to  the  Class  the 
sudden  death  from  pneumonia  of  our  classmate  Winsor,  on  Jan- 
uary 29th,  after  a  brief  illness. 

Walter  Thaxter  Winsor  was  bom  in  Brookline,  Mass.,  Novem- 
ber I,  1847.  He  attended  school  in  his  native  town  and  fitted  for 
College  at  the  Phillips  Exeter  Academy,  entering  with  the  class  in 
1866.  After  graduation,  he  entered  the  commission  house  of  Al- 
fred Winsor  df  Son,  Boston,  becoming  a  partner  November  i, 
187 1,  and  retained  an  active  interest  in  the  business  up  to  the 
time  of  his  death. 

He  was  always  a  most  loyal  and  enthusiastic  member  of  the 
Class,  and  most  active  in  promoting  its  interests  whenever  oppor- 
tunity offered.  During  the  first  years  after  graduation,  while  the 
Secretary  was  the  only  Class  official,  he  voluntarily  assisted  in  the 
Class  work  ;  he  was  invariably  present  at  the  Commencement 
reunions,  with  a  cheery  and  hearty  word  of  welcome  for  each 
member  on  his  return  to  Cambridge.  When,  occasionally,  I  have 
been  unavoidably  absent  on  Commencement  Day,  I  could  alwavs 
depend  upon  him  to  assume  my  duties  as  though  they  were  his 
own,  and  relieve  me  entirely  of  responsibility.  On  the  reorganiza- 
tion of  the  Class  Committee,  he  was  chosen  a  member  in  associa- 
tion with  Lawrence  and  Vaughan,  and  in  this  position  he  rendered 
most  valuable  service,  being  always  ready  to  do  his  share  in  what- 
ever work  devolved  upon  him.  To  him  is  largely  due  the  successful 
carrying  out  of  the  details  of  the  recent  Class  Dinners.  He  never 
spared  himself  when  there  was  work  to  be  done  for  the  Class  or 
any  of  its  members.  A  pleasant  and  characteristic  feature  of  his 
class  feehng  was  his  kindly  interest  in  the  sons  of  his  classmates 
who  came  to  College  from  distant  homes  ;  quite  a  number  of  them 
were  in  the  habit  of  going  to  him  when  in  want  of  an  elder's 
advice  or  counsel,  and  they  always  received  a  warm  welcome. 

A  man  of  strong  character,  of  a  pure  and  upright  Hfe,  a  true 
friend  and  companion,  his  loss  will  be  keenly  felt  not  only  by  his 
friends  and  classmates  individually  but  by  the  Class  as  an  organ- 
ization, for  which  he  labored  so  loyally  and  faithfully. 


Class  Secretary 

18  Highland  Street, 
Cambridge,  February  8,  1905. 















I  BJiD  hoped  to  have  this  Report  ready  for  distribution  at  Com- 
mencement, but  the  late  date  at  which  I  received  some  of  the  re- 
pKes  to  my  circular  rendered  this  impossible.  I  was  anxious  to 
hear  from  every  hving  member,  and  therefore  deferred  the  com- 
pletion of  my  work  later  than  usual.  While  a  few  men,  as  will  be 
seen  by  the  note  attached  to  those  sketches  which  are  reprinted 
from  the  last  report,  failed  to  write  me,  there  is  but  one  who  can 
be  classed  among  "  lost  members,"  The  Ust  of  Temporary  Mem- 
bers is  not  as  complete,  but  I  hope  with  your  assistance  to  fill  the 
gaps  in  the  future. 

The  delay  in  pubUcation  has  enabled  me  to  add  a  brief  account 
of  the  Class  Dinner  and  Commencement  meeting. 

Since  the  last  report  death  has  claimed  nine  of  our  number,  re- 
ducing our  original  roll  from  131  to  99.  They  are  Ames,  Cushing, 
Galloway,  Huntington,  Sherman,  Walcott,  Weston,  Winsor,  and 

As  many  of  the  Class  have  not  been  to  Cambridge  since  1900, 
and  some  not  since  graduation,  I  have  inserted  as  a  frontispiece  a 
picture  of  the  Class  gate  and  part  of  the  section  of  fence  which  has 
been  erected  on  the  northerly  side  of  the  college  yard,  in  the  rear 
of  Holden  Chapel.  The  antique  sun  dial  and  surrounding  shrub- 
bery constitute  a  part  of  the  gift.  The  cost  was  about  $4500,  and 
the  money  was  raised  by  the  Class  Committee  by  private  sub- 

The  Galloway  Fund  amounted  to  about  $2500,  and  was  placed 
in  the  hands  of  three  Trustees  in  Chicago,  who  had  charge  of  an- 
other similar  fund ;  Hale  is  our  representative  on  this  Board. 

Members  may  be  interested  to  know  that  there  is  now  an  As- 
sociation of  Harvard  Class  Secretaries,  which  meets  once  a  year, 
or  oftener  if  occasion  requires,  to  discuss  matters  of  interest  to  the 
classes  and  the  college.  Some  changes  in  the  arrangement  of  this 
report  have  been  made  in  accordance  with  the  recommendation 
of  this  Association,  with  the  view  of  securing  a  greater  uniformity 
in  the  Class  Reports. 


Our  financial  condition  remains  about  the  same  as  formerly. 
We  have  about  $3000  invested,  and  the  income  pays  our  annual 
expenses,  with  something  over  for  a  nest-egg  to  be  used  for  our 
quinquennial  gathering.  So  we  just  about  hold  our  own  from 
year  to  year.  This  year,  in  common  with  most  of  the  other  classes, 
we  are  contributing  a  fixed  sum  ($10)  towards  defraying  the  cost 
of  Commencement  to  the  Alumni  Association.  This  is  to  be  an 
annual  payment,  the  amount  varying  for  each  class  in  accordance 
with  the  number  of  Hving  graduates,  and  is  intended  to  obviate 
the  necessity  of  soliciting  money  each  year  by  personal  appeals. 


Class  Secretary. 

18  Highland  Street, 
Cambridge,  September  1,  1905. 




June  1    Balance  on  hand  $3551.72 


June  1   Interest  on  investments  for  year $118.93 

Subscriptions  for  college  fence   1042.00       1160.93 


June  1   Interest  on  investments  for  year 154.41 

Subscription  for  college  fence 3577.00       3731.41 


June  1   Interest  on  investments  for  year 126.35         126.35 


June  1   Interest  on  investments  for  year 152.36         152.36 


June  1   Interest  on  investments  for  year 161.81         161.81 


The  Balance  ($3304.36)  on  above  condensed  statement  includes  one 
Kansas  City,  Fort  Scott  &  Memphis  Consolidated  Mortgage  Bond 
($1000),  one  FitchburgR.R.  4%  Bond  ($1000),  8  shares  stock  American 
Telephone  &  Telegraph  Company  ($1078)  and  cash  on  hand  and  in 
bank  ($226.36). 

IN  ACCOUNT   WITH  THE   CLASS  OF   1870  Cr. 


June  1    Commencement  expenses  for  1900 $62.45 

Printing  and  mailing  Class  Report 218.27 

Class  dinner  394.85 

Advertising  5.50 

Printing  circulars  &c.  and  mailing 46.59 

Postage    1.10 

Flowers  for  Wolcott's  funeral   20.00       $748.76 


Jime  1    Commencement  expenses  for  1901 69.25 

Advertising   2.63 

Printing  circulars  and  mailing 15.96 

Dues  to  Class  Secretaries' Association. . .  5.50 

On  account  college  fence 4347.93       4441.27 


June  1    Commencement  expenses  for  1902 58.63 

Advertising  9.38 

Postage    93 

Balance  college  fence  133.50       202.44 


Jime  1   Commencement  expenses  for  1903 66.13 

Advertising   4.13 

Dues  to  Class  Secretaries'  Association  . .  7.00 

Postage    .52           67.78 


June  1   Commencement  expenses  for  1904 53.30 

Advertising  5.25 

Printing  circulars  and  mailing 29.88 

Dues  to  Class  Secretaries'  Association  . .  5.50 

Assessment  of  Association  of  the  Alumni  10.00 

Postage    4.04         119.97 


Balance  forward 3304.36 


CLASS   OF   1870 

[The  names  of  those  who  have  died  are  marked  with  an  asterisk.] 

Adams,  Brooks,  Memb.  Mass. 
Hist.  Soc. 

*Adams,      George      Huntington. 


Adams,  Walter. 

Alexander,  William  Pomeroy. 

*Ames,  Angier.  *1901. 

♦Andrews,  Henry  Chandler,  LL. 
B.,  Columbia,  1873.  *1897. 

♦Brown,  Samuel  Emmons,  Roch- 
ester Theol.  Sem.  (N.  Y.) 
1873;  Acting  Prof.  New.  Test. 
Exegesis  Rochester  Theol.  Sem. 


Buckminster,  William  Bradley. 

Bunton,  George  Wadley. 

Burnham,  Arthur. 

Chamberlin,  William  Wiggles- 

Chapin,  Frederick  Wilcox,  M.  D., 
Columbia  (Coll.  Phys.  and 
Surg.),  1873. 

Chapman,  Nelson  Charles. 

Clapp,  Henry  Lincoln. 

Coes,  Zorester  Bennett. 

Cole,  John  Hanun,  LL.  B.,  1872. 

♦Crosby,  William  Sage,  M.  D., 
1874.  *1875. 

Curtis,  Laurence. 

Curtis,  Louis. 

Curtis,  Rest  Fenner. 

♦Cushing,  Louis  Thomas,  LL.  B., 
Boston  Univ.,  1875.  *1904. 

Cutler,  Arthur  Hamilton,  Ph.  D. 
(Hon.)  Coll.  N.  J.,  1885. 

*Davis,  Francis  DuPont.      *1879. 

Deane,  Walter. 

♦Dexter,  S.  Newton.  *1899. 

Dixon,  Alexander  James  Dallas. 

Dixwell,  John,  M.  D.,  1873. 

Dodge,  William  Walter,  LL.  B., 

Drew,  Charles  Acton,  LL.  B.,  Bos- 
ton Univ.,  1873. 

Dudley,  Edward. 

Dwight,  John  Francis. 

Emott,  Charles  Crooke,  LL.  B., 
Columbia,  1872. 

♦Evans,  Andrew  Otis,  LL.  B.,  Bos- 
ton Univ.,  1873.  *1879. 

Fernald,  Benjamin  Marvin. 

Fisher,  George  Harrison. 

Fitz,  Andrew. 

Francis,  Laurens  Norris. 

Frothingham,  Theodore. 

Fuller,  Frederick  Timothy. 

♦Galloway,      James      Buchanan. 


Gannett,  Thomas  Brattle,  1897. 

♦Godon,  Frederic  William,  M.  D. 
Bellevue  Hosp.  Med.  Coll. 
(N.  Y.),  1872.  *1876. 

♦Greene,  Samuel  Fay.  *1877. 

Greener,  Richard  Theodore,  LL. 
B.,  Univ.  S.  C,  1876;  LL.  D., 
Monrovia  (Liberia),  1882;  Prof. 
Ment.  and  Mor.  Philos.  and 
Logic,  Librarian,  Univ.  S.  C; 
Dean  Law  Dept.  Howard  Univ. 
(D.  C). 

Groesbeck,  Herman  John,  L.  R. 
C.  S.  (Edinb.),  1875. 



Hale,  William  Gardner,  LL.  D., 
Union,  1895,  Princeton,  1896; 
Tutor;  Prof.  Latin  Lang,  and 
Lit.,  Cornell  Univ.;  Head  Prof. 
Latin  Lang,  and  Lit.,  Univ. 
Chicago;   Director  Am.  S. 

*Healy,   Joseph,    LL.    B.,    1873. 


Hill,  John  Edwin. 

♦Hinckley,  Thomas  Leslie.  *1875. 

Hoar,  Charles  Emerson. 

Holmes,  Artemas  Henry. 

Holway,  Raymond  Fletcher,  S.  T. 
B.,  Boston  Univ.,  1873. 

*Horton,  Henry  Kenney.      *1887. 

Hosea,  William  Going,  LL.  B., 
Cincinnati  (O.),  1872. 

*Huntington,  Arthur  Lord,  LL.  B., 
1874.  *1902. 

Huntress,  Leonard,  M.  D.,  Colum- 
bia   (Coll.    Phys.    and    Surg.), 


Jordan,  James  Clark,  1871. 

Kettell,  Charles  Willard,  S.  B., 

Ejdder,  Frederic. 

Ladd,  Babson  Savilian. 

Lawrence,  Amory  Appleton. 

Lincoln,  Waldo,  Memb.  Mass. 
Hist.  Soc. 

Littlefield,  George  Sherman. 

*Loring,  Fred  Wadsworth.    *1871. 

*Low,  Ethelbert  Mills.  *1881. 

*Lowell,  Perceval.  *1887. 

Lunt,  Horace  Gray. 

*McCall,  Harry  Wilcocks.    *1894. 

McMichael,  Charles  Barnsley. 

Mann,  Benjamin  Pickman. 

*Merrick,  William.  *1887. 

♦Mitchell,  Charles  Lucius.    *1898. 

Monroe,  Charles. 

Morison,  Ernest  Nathaniel. 

Morse,  Godfrey,  LL.  B.,  1872; 
A.  M.  (Hon.),  Tufts,  1900. 

Norcross,  Otis,  LL.  B.,  1873. 

Nourse,  Franklin. 

Nye,  Charles  Freeman. 
Parkman,   Henry,   A.   M.,   1874 ; 

LL.  B.,  1873. 
Parrish,  Samuel  Longstreth. 
Parsons,  Theophilus. 
Pearson,  George. 
Peele,  Willard  Silsbee,  1892. 
Pendleton,  Frank  Key,   LL.   B., 

♦Perkins,  James  Handasyd,  LL.  B., 

Cincinnati  (O.),  1872.       *1889. 
Perrin,  Willard  Taylor,  S.  T.  B., 

Boston  Univ.,   1874;    Ph.    D., 

Boston  Univ.,  1898. 
Rawson,  Edward. 
Rich,  James  Rogers,  1872. 
Robinson,  Frank  Walcott. 
Robinson,  Otis  Granville. 
Rodman,  Alfred,  LL.  B.,  Boston 

Univ.,  1879. 
Rotch,  Thomas  Morgan,  M.  D., 

1874;    Instr.,  Asst.  Prof.,  and 

Prof.     Diseases     of     Children; 

Prof.  Pediatrics. 
Sanger,  John  White. 
Sargent,  Joseph. 
♦Sargent,  Lucius  Manlius,  LL.  B., 

1875.  *1893. 

Scudder,  Winthrop  Saltonstall. 
Seavey,  Oscar  Fitz. 
Sheldon,  Chauncey  Cooley,  M.  D., 

Shepard,  Walter,  S.  B.,  Mass.  Inst. 

Tech.,  1873. 
♦Sherman,  Barker  Baker,  Ando- 

ver  Theol.  Sem.,  1877.      *1904. 
Smith,  Sandford  Sidney,  LL.  B., 

Columbia,  1872. 
Smith,  Walter  Bugbee. 
Soley,  James  Russell,  LL.  B.,  Co- 
lumbian (D.  C),    1890;     Asst. 

Prof,  and  Prof.  Eng.,  Hist,  and 

Law  U.  S.  Naval  Acad. 
Soule,   Richard   Herman,    S.    B., 

Mass.  Inst.  Tech.,  1872. 
Spackman,  William  Master. 



♦Spalding,  Charles  Parker,  M.  D., 

1877.  *1895. 

Spaulding,  Henry  Kittredge,  LL. 

B.,  Columbia,  1875. 
Stone,  Richard  Henry,   LL.   B., 

Cincinnati  (O.),  1872. 
♦Swaim,  Roger  Williams.      *1872. 
Swan,  Charles  Herbert. 
Taft,  Stephen  Swift. 
*Thayer,  Stephen  Van  Rensselaer. 

Ticknor,  Thomas  Baldwin. 
Tuckerman,  Alfred,  Ph.  D.,  Leip- 

sic,  1874. 
Vaughan,Willliam  Warren,  LL.B., 

1873;   A,  M.,  1874. 
Viaux,  Frederic  Henry. 
Wadsworth,  William  Austin. 
Wait,     Lucien     Augustus,     Asst. 

Prof.,   Assoc.   Prof.,   and   Prof. 

Math.  Cornell  Univ. 
♦Walcott,     Charles     Hosmer. 

Watson,  Benjamin  Marston,  Instr. 

Wells,  Henry. 
♦Weston,  Melville  Moore,  LL.  B., 

1872.  *1901. 

Wharton,  William  Fisher,  LL.  B., 

White,  John  Stuart,  LL.  D.,  Trin- 
ity (Conn.),  1879. 
Wilby,  Charles  Bowditch,  LL.  B., 

Cincinnati  (O.),  1872. 

Willis,  Grinnell. 

♦Winsor,  Walter  Thaxter.    *1905. 

♦Wolcott,  Roger,   LL.   B.,   1874; 

LL.  D.,  Williams,  1897;  Tutor; 

Overseer;    Memb.  Mass.  Hist. 

Soc;    Acting   Gov.   and   Gov. 

Mass.  *1900. 

Woodard,  Charles  Fuller,  LL.  B., 

Worcester,  Francis  Jesse,  LL.  B., 

Columbia,  1875. 
Wyatt,  James  Bosley  Noel. 



Badger,  George  Ashton. 
♦Barrett,  Joseph.  *1867. 

♦Chapin,  George  Gilman.     *1873. 
Darlington,  EUwood  Harvey. 
♦Eaton,  Elbridge  Miner.      *1895. 
Farrington,  Willis. 
♦Hodges,  Benjamin.  *1897. 

Learned,  Francis  Mason. 
McCandless,  Gardiner  Felch. 
McLean,  John  Robert. 
McManus,  James. 
♦Mason,  Joseph  Parker.       *1900. 
Newhall,  Harry  Frank. 
♦Packer,  William  Fisher.      *1872. 
♦Thompson,  Christopher  A.  *1867. 
W^ashburn,  Edward  Davis. 
Wilds,  Judson  Boardman. 


RECORDS   OF    THE    CLASS    1870-1905 

RECORDS  OF  THE   CLASS   1870-1905 

BROOKS  ADAMS,  son  of  Charles  Francis  Adams,  was  bom  in 
1848.  After  graduation  studied  law  (one  year  at  the  Harvard  Law 
School),  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  April  10,  1873.  Practised  in 
Boston,  with  office  at  23  Court  Street.  Is  the  author  of  "  The 
Emancipation  of  Massachusetts,"  "  The  Law  of  Civilization  and 
Decay,"  translated  into  French  (1894);  "American  Economic 
Supremacy"  (1900);  "The  New  Empire"  (1902);  beside  these 
"The  Gold  Standard"  in  pamphlet  form  (1894)  and  numerous 
articles  and  addresses,  among  them  lectures  before  the  Naval 
War  College  in  1903.  Was  married  to  Evelyn  Davis,  September  7, 
1889.    Residence,  Quincy. 

*GEORGE  HUNTINGTON  ADAMS,  son  of  Rev.  Charles 
Adams,  a  clergyman  of  the  Methodist  Episcopal  Church,  and 
Sarah  Emery  (Parker)  Adams,  was  born  in  Boston,  January  14, 
1846.  He  prepared  for  Harvard  at  HUnois  College,  Jackson\alle, 
m.,  remaining  there  through  its  Freshman  year.  In  July,  1863,  he 
entered  the  army  as  first  Ueutenant  in  the  Fourth  U.  S.  Colored 
Heavy  Artillery,  serving  on  the  Mississippi  River,  in  Kentucky, 
Tennessee,  and  Arkansas;  was  mustered  out  in  February,  1866, 
as  captain,  with  the  brevet  rank  of  major,  TJ.  S.  Volunteers.  He 
entered  College  with  the  Class  in  1866. 

"After  graduation  was  master  at  De  Veaux  College  one  year; 
at  the  Harvard  Law  School,  and  proctor  at  the  College,  one  year ; 
then  continued  the  study  of  the  law  in  New  York  until  May,  1874, 
when  he  was  admitted  to  the  bar;  from  January  1,  1875,  to 
April  30,  1877,  practised  with  Richard  H.  Huntley,  Esq.,  under 
the  firm  name  of  Huntley  &  Adams;  on  May  1,  1877,  formed  a 
partnership  with  Artemas  H.  Holmes  ('70),  firm  of  Holmes  & 
Adams.  During  the  year  1884  was  assistant  district  attorney  for 
the  city  and  county  of  New  York  with  District  Attorney  Peter  B. 
Olney,  of  the  Class  of  1864.  Was  one  of  the  board  of  managers 
of  the  Harvard  Club  of  New  York  and  treasurer  of  the  New  York 
Law  Institute;   served  a  term  as  member  and  secretary  of  the 

18  CLASS  OF    1870 

executive  committee  of  the  New  York  Bar  Association;  was  a 
member  of  the  University  Club  in  New  York  and  one  of  its  com- 
mittee on  admissions.  On  April  26,  1877,  was  married  to  IVIiss  E. 
Augusta  Holmes,  of  New  York.  On  November  3,  1879,  Hunting- 
ton Adams  was  bom;  on  December  21,  1881,  Lawrence  Holmes 
Adams  (deceased) ;  and  on  September  6, 1888,  Constance  Adams. 
In  1896  Holmes  &  Adams  dissolved,  and  Mr.  Adams  formed  a 
law  partnership  with  Frederick  H.  Allen  ('80),  which  continued 
until  his  death.  Huntington  Adams  is  a  member  of  the  Class  of 

The  paragraph  quoted  above  was  prepared  by  Adams  and  by 
him  sent  to  the  secretary  for  insertion  in  the  Class  Record  of  1900, 
shortly  before  April  7,  1900,  a  Saturday.  On  that  day  Adams 
seemed  to  be  in  his  usual  health,  which  was  uncommonly  good; 
transacted  some  business  matters  outside  his  office ;  met  several  of 
his  intimates,  his  old  friend  James  S.  McCobb  of  '71,  among 
others,  to  whom,  and  to  the  others,  he  seemed  quite  a,s  usual;  and 
remained  late  at  his  office  desk.  On  his  way  home,  in  a  Madison 
Avenue  car  near  42d  Street,  at  about  six  o'clock,  he  appeared  to 
have  fainted,  fellow  passengers  attended  him,  and  at  45th  Street 
removed  him  to  the  Railroad  Club,  learned  his  identity  from  the 
contents  of  his  pocket-book,  summoned  the  Flower  Hospital  by 
telephone,  where  he  was  taken  very  promptly  by  ambulance,  and 
his  wife  notified,  and  his  brother-in-law.  Holmes  ('70),  He  had 
the  most  prompt  and  best  of  medical  treatment,  but  did  not 
recover  consciousness,  and  died  at  noon  the  following  day  of  the 
stroke  of  apoplexy,  the  result  of  no  special  inducing  cause,  but  of 
the  gradual  deterioration  of  brain  tissues  until  the  point  of  lesion 
was  reached. 

Adams  possessed  in  a  large  degree  the  capacity  of  endearing 
himself  to  his  associates  and  companions ;  in  college  he  continu- 
ously received  those  evidences  of  popularity  which  are  accorded 
only  to  general  favorites,  being  one  of  the  first  elected  to  the 
Institute,  the  Dickey,  the  A.  D.,  the  Hasty  Pudding  (of  which 
he  was  treasurer),  and  the  Porcellian;  he  was  also  a  member  of 
the  Med.  Fac,  the  Harvard  Natural  History  Society,  and  the 
Glee  Club;  was  chairman  of  the  Mock  Parts  Committee,  chief 
marshal  at  the  political  celebration  of  the  election  of  General 
Grant,  a  marshal  at  the  inauguration  of  President  Eliot,  and 
second  marshal  on  Class  Day.    He  rowed  in  Class  Races  in  the 


Freshman,  Sophomore,  and  Junior  years,  first  as  stroke  oar  of  the 
second  crew,  and  afterwards  on  the  first  crew. 

In  his  later  career  he  met  with  the  Hke  cordial  recognition 
which  kindliness  and  good  fellowship  alone  insure,  and  in  the 
Association  of  the  Bar,  the  Law  Institute,  in  the  Harvard,  the 
University  and  other  clubs,  he  was  prominent  as  an  officer  or 
committeeman ;  and  at  the  bar  and  with  the  courts  he  was  highly 
regarded  and,  so  far  as  known,  without  an  enemy. 

In  his  profession  he  was  highly  successful,  due  to  unceasing 
industry,  zeal,  and  the  best  quaUties  of  an  advocate;  his  ability 
to  master  and  excel  was  general,  not  that  of  a  specialist;  and  in 
the  different  branches  of  the  law  he  was  equally  competent.  He 
enjoyed  in  a  high  degree  the  confidence  and  warm  friendship  of 
his  cUents. 

In  his  private  hfe  one  characteristic  was  conspicuous,  —  he  had 
a  most  agreeable  capacity  for  enjoyment,  not  only  of  a  present 
occasion,  but  in  anticipation  and  in  reminiscence  as  well,  the 
result  of  a  kindly,  hearty,  warm-hearted  disposition.  WTiile  his 
temperament  was  neither  jovial,  gay,  nor  frivolous,  his  compan- 
ionship brought  sunshine,  not  shadow;  hopefulness,  not  depres- 
sion. Another  characteristic  was  conspicuous  by  its  absence, — 
he  rarely  expressed  harsh,  uncharitable,  or  unkind  sentiments  of 
men  or  things.     A  host  of  friends  will  unite  in  his  Requiescat. 

WALTER  ADAMS,  son  of  Colman  Searle  and  Mary  Elizabeth 
(Winchester)  Adams,  was  bom  in  Portland,  Me.,  May  10,  1848. 
Prepared  for  college  at  the  Framingham,  Mass.,  Academy.  Began 
the  study  of  law  in  July,  1870,  in  the  office  of  his  father  (C.  S. 
Adams),  Framingham,  Mass.;  in  October,  1872,  entered  the 
office  of  H.  W.  Paine  &  R.  D.  Smith,  Boston;  at  present  is  prac- 
tising in  Framingham.  Represented  the  28th  Middlesex  Dis- 
trict in  the  General  Courts  of  1894  and  1896.  Was  married. 
May  25,  1885,  at  West  River,  Md.,  to  Constance  Winchester, 
daughter  of  the  late  Rev.  Thomas  Weld  Winchester,  of  the 
Episcopal  Church. 

WILLIAM  POMEROY  ALEXANDER,  son  of  Henry  and 
Amelia  Peabody  (Bowles)  Alexander,  was  born  in  Brooklyn, 
N.  Y,,  August  29,  1848.  Prepared  for  college  at  the  Phillips 
Exeter  Academy.    Soon  after  graduation  went  abroad,  and  in 

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November,  1870,  matriculated  at  the  University  of  Berlin  and 
attended  lectures  in  the  philosophy  and  history  courses  through 
two  semesters.  After  two  years  of  study  and  European  travel, 
returned  to  Springfield,  Mass.,  where  he  was  associated  with  his 
father  in  the  banking  business;  in  1872  was  appointed  Deputy 
Collector  of  Internal  Revenue  for  the  10th  Massachusetts 
District,  holding  that  office  from  1872-1884;  during  the  years 
1876-78  was  aide-de-camp  on  the  staff  of  Governor  Alexander 
H.  Rice  of  Massachusetts,  with  rank  of  colonel.  On  January  3, 
1877,  was  married  to  EUzabeth  F.  D.  Stebbins  of  Springfield, 
Mass.,  and  has  had  four  children,  all  living.  They  are  Anne 
E.  Alexander,  born  September  3,  1877,  married  October  25, 
1899,  to  Geo.  H.  Harris,  rector  of  Saint  Peter's  Church  at  Mays- 
ville,  Ky.;  Wm.  Henry  Alexander,  born  February  19,  1879, 
married  October  1,  1904,  to  IVIina  Gibson  Streeter  of  New  York 
city;  Julia  Standish  Alexander,  bom  November  2,  1881,  and 
Pauline  Gladys  Alexander,  bom  December  12,  1890.  In  1887 
he  moved  to  New  York  city  and  was  identified  with  the  Ameri- 
can Exchange  in  Europe  at  the  New  York  office,  until  it  dis- 
continued business  in  1889;  from  1889-1892  was  with  Keane  & 
Co.,  Bankers,  New  York  and  Chicago,  and  since  that  connec- 
tion has  been  with  houses  of  like  character,  or  in  a  similar  busi- 
ness on  his  own  account.  Office,  346  Broadway.  Residence, 
129  W.  103d  St.,  New  York  city. 

*ANGIER  AMES,  son  of  WilUam  L.  and  AmeUa  (Hall)  Ames, 
was  born  at  Franklin  Furnace,  N.  J.,  March  11,  1847.  His  family 
moved  to  St.  Paul,  Minn.,  while  he  was  quite  young,  and  he  at- 
tended school  there  until  1863,  when  he  came  to  Chelsea,  Mass., 
where  he  fitted  for  college  at  the  High  School.  He  was  the  first 
young  man  to  enter  Harvard  from  the  State  of  Minnesota.  After 
graduation,  he  returned  to  St.  Paul,  and  studied  law  in  the  office  of 
his  uncle,  General  John  R.  Sanborn.  His  studies  were  interrupted 
by  an  appointment  which  placed  him  in  the  position  of  Assistant 
State  Treasurer.  Later  he  was  connected  with  the  National 
German-American  Bank  of  St.  Paul.  He  was  an  active  member  of 
the  Harvard  Alumni  Association  of  Minnesota.  In  1884  he  was 
married  to  Miss  Luelle  Bacheller.  For  seventeen  years  he  resided 
in  Minneapohs,  where  he  died  April  11,  1901. 


*HENRY  CHANDLER  ANDREWS,  was  born  in  New  York 
city,  April  10,  1846,  and  entered  college  with  the  Class.  After 
graduation  he  taught  school  in  Boston  and  New  York  two  years, 
and  passed  one  year  in  the  law  office  of  Anderson  &  Young  in 
New  York;  while  in  the  latter  city  was  a  member  of  the  Columbia 
Law  School,  from  which  he  received  the  degree  of  LL.  B.;  was 
admitted  to  the  bar  June,  1873 ;  became  assistant  to  the  attorney 
of  the  New  York  Central  and  Hudson  River  Railroad  in  New 
York;  then  was  managing  clerk  for  Wingate  &  Cullen.  Since 
1882  he  had  practised  law  by  himself,  with  a  decided  taste  for 
patent  law,  but  with  valuable  connections  with  enterprises  such 
as  the  telephone  Utigations  and  important  gas  cases ;  he  had  thus 
gained  a  well-earned  position  of  prominence  at  the  New  York 
bar.  His  love  of  music,  which  made  him  the  class  chorister, 
never  deserted  him,  and  he  had  collected  a  valuable  and  interest- 
ing Ubrary,  very  rich  in  musical  works  and  scores.  That  rare 
good-humor  and  pecuhar  wit  which  characterized  him  never  left 
him,  even  when  he  knew  that  his  days  were  numbered.  In  his 
death  the  Class  has  lost  one  of  its  brightest  intellects  and  most 
lovable  characters.  From  his  father  he  inherited  a  love  of  music 
that  in  his  latter  years  became  an  absorbing  passion,  and  the 
study  of  the  great  masterpieces  of  musical  Uterature,  through 
their  pubhc  productions  in  concerts  and  operas,  and  by  his  own 
reading  of  the  scores,  became  the  great  enjoyment  of  his  life. 
Through  his  mother  he  inherited  the  sound  business  sagacity  of  a 
line  of  New  England  ancestors,  which,  united  with  his  mathemati- 
cal and  logical  cast  of  mind,  made  him  an  excellent  and  successful 
counsellor  in  the  patent  law,  to  which  he  chiefly  devoted  his  tal- 
ents. He  was  never  married,  but  Uved  for  his  books,  his  music, 
and  his  friends,  and  the  nature  of  his  tastes  seemed  to  be  amply 
sufficient  to  prevent  the  self-concentration  and  acidity  of  temper 
that  frequently  grows  upon  men  who  live  much  alone.  He  died 
August  20,  1897,  at  the  home  of  his  cousin,  Parker  C.  Chandler, 
Weymouth,  Mass.,  from  a  disease  of  the  heart  from  which  he  had 
been  a  sufferer  for  some  years,  and  hes  buried  at  New  Gloucester, 
Me.,  in  the  Chandler  family  lot.  In  the  case  of  most  of  our  friends 
who  pass  away,  they  go  wholly  out  of  our  hves,  unless  some  ex- 
traordinary event  occurs  to  stimulate  memory,  but  with  Andrews 
it  is  quite  different.  His  peculiarly  delightful  temperament  and 
characteristics  made  him  so  unlike  others  that  his  place  is  not 

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filled.  He  had  a  qualntness  of  humor  that  made  his  companion- 
ship especially  dehghtful,  and  which,  joined  with  his  genial  nature, 
modesty,  and  intelUgence,  endeared  him  to  a  large  circle  of 
friends.  One  of  them  who  knew  him  well  in  his  last  years  writes 
as  follows :  — 

"His  charming  temperament,  his  inimitable  quaintness  of  mind,  his 
delicacy  and  sensitiveness,  were  not  impaired  by  aging.  I  think  that  the 
last  dinner  I  had  with  him  at  the  University  Club,  not  more  than  three 
months  before  his  death,  was  perhaps  the  very  most  enjoyable  of  all  its 
long  series  of  predecessors.  The  enjoyment  was  all  due,  as  usual,  to  the 
inexpressible  and  unique  charm  of  his  nature. 

"No  man  ever  combined  so  many  delightful  qualities  of  mind  and  char- 
acter. He  was  artistic,  intellectual,  scientific,  philosophical,  inimitably 
droll,  witty,  sympathetic,  tender-hearted,  courageous,  unselfish,  and  there 
were  other  ingredients  equally  good  in  his  character;  and  the  distribu- 
tion, proportion,  and  blend  of  them  rendered  his  society  the  best,  most 
refreshing,  and  most  charming  tonic. 

"As  might  be  expected,  he  was  an  ardent  sportsman,  fond  of  the  woods, 
of  all  natural  beauty  and  sport,  just  as  he  was  of  every  other  really  good 
thing.  I  had  him  twice  in  my  camp  in  the  Adirondacks.  where  his  title 
of  'Bishop'  originated. 

"He  had  shaved  off  his  beard  and  mustache  that  morning,  at  Utica,  and 
on  the  way  we  fell  in  with  a  number  of  people  going  to  *  camp-meeting,' 
who  on  observing  that  ample,  smooth,  beneficent  face  would  not  have  it 
otherwise  than  that  he  was  some  light  of  their  denomination  from  the 

"He  did  not,  as  you  may  imagine,  undeceive  them,  but  he  went  to  our 
'camp,'  instead  of  theirs,  and  much  good,  spiritual  cheer  did  the  'Bishop  ' 
provide  for  us  during  our  stay." 

This  letter  sums  up  the  many-sided  and  lovable  character  of 
our  dead  classmate  better  than  I  could  write  it,  and  so  I  have 
quoted  it  freely. 

Another  appreciative  friend  writes  as  follows :  — 

"You  ask  me  to  tell  you  something  about  Henry's  musical  tastes  and 
the  spiritual  side  of  his  life. 

"I  will  do  the  best  I  can,  but  I  am  afraid  it  will  fall  short  of  putting  his 
wonderfully  beautiful  character  in  its  true  light. 

"His  love  for  music  was  not  'a  thing  apart,'  it  was  his  'whole  exist- 
ence;' out  of  it  he  got  his  rest  and  recreation,  and  I  think  most  of  the 
pleasure  of  his  life.  I  think  orchestral  music  gave  him  the  most  delight. 
The  men  were  personal  friends  to  him.  He  knew  their  names  and 
watched  their  advancement  from  one  position  to  another  with  unusual 
interest,  and  I  have  often  thought  if  those  men  had  known  the  interest 


he  took  in  them,  how  encouraged  they  would  have  been,  and  how  many 
efforts  they  might  have  put  forth  for  his  sake. 

"Chamber  music  shared  with  the  orchestra  largely  in  his  interest. 
There  was  nothing  in  that  line  that  he  did  n't  hear.  It  seemed  to  me 
that  in  later  years  he  became  almost  a  student.  He  rarely  went  any- 
where without  the  score,  and  noted  every  word  or  tone  or  note.  I  can 
never  forget  his  delight  at  the  first  performance  of  the  'Meistersinger.' 
*Oh!'  said  he,  'there  is  material  enough  in  this  for  three  operas.'  Then 
later  on  when  he  listened  to  the  music  of  the  'Ring,'  there  was  no  bound 
to  his  interest.  He  studied  it  as  if  it  were  his  life,  and  he  gained  from 
it  a  pleasure  far  beyond  what  words  can  say.  In  its  line  'Tristan  und 
Isolde '  was  his  favorite  opera.  He  never  missed  an  opportunity  of  hear- 
ing it.  As  I  remember  it  he  considered  Mozart  as  the  King  of  Melody. 
He  was  always  looking  toward  something  greater,  and  the  new  sym- 
phonies, such  as  'In  the  New  World,'  and  the  last  ever  written  by  Tschai- 
kowski,  had  especial  interest  for  him.  He  wanted  to  become  immensely 
rich  so  that  he  might  open  a  concert  hall,  where  the  public  could  hear 
over  and  over  again  some  good,  elevating  music,  and  become  familiar 
with  it,  and  learn  to  like  it.  He  had  no  love  for  the  street  music,  but  I 
noted  that  he  always  changed  his  step  in  order  to  keep  time  to  the  tune. 
I  remember  when  the  25th  anniversary  of  your  Class  took  place  he  was 
selected  to  arrange  the  musical  programme.  He  said,  in  the  most  modest 
kind  of  a  way,  'I  don't  see  why  they  selected  me  for  that.'  But  I  did  see 
and  told  him  so. 

"His  ambition  seemed  to  be  to  obtain  the  highest  possible  knowledge 
of  music,  and  every  energy  was  bent  in  that  direction.  He  only  cared  for 
the  highest  and  noblest  in  music,  as  he  did  in  art,  and  in  everything  in 
life.  To  me  in  this  he  seemed  to  live  on  a  different  plane  from  most  men. 

"It  is  difficult  to  write  about  the  spiritual  side  of  his  life.  I  think  that 
side  was  so  entirely  and  intensely  his  own,  that  it  was  like  a  holy  secret, 
and  very  rarely  one  caught  a  glimpse  of  it. 

"His  family,  I  understand,  were  Swedenborgians,  but  Henry  always 
thoroughly  investigated  all  things  and  thought  them  out  for  himself  and 
lived  his  life  accordingly. 

"He  was  too  noble  and  broad  in  his  views  and  ideas  to  be  confined 
within  the  limits  of  any  one  school  or  class.  I  consider  him  to  have 
been  the  embodiment  of  Faith,  Hope,  and  Charity.  With  him  'all  kind 
things  were  done  on  their  own  account  and  for  their  own  sake,  without 
the  least  reference  to  any  gratitude.' 

"When  you  consider  that  for  months  and  years  he  walked  with  Death 
as  his  constant  companion  day  and  night,  and  yet  never  by  word  or  look 
gave  any  sign,  you  must  know  that  there  was  an  abiding  faith  in  some- 
thing, far  greater  than  I  am  capable  of  understanding,  that  possessed  and 
sustained  him.  Several  years  ago  he  told  me 'it  was  his  heart.'  I  thought 
otherwise  and  suggested  dyspepsia.  *  Oh,  no,' he  said.  'The  best  doctors 

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in  New  York  can't  all  be  mistaken '  —  and  then  we  never  talked  about  the 
subject  again. 

"Another  time  I  did  n't  like  to  walk  under  a  scaffold  which  seemed  not 
quite  safe.  'What  matter,'  he  said,  'you  can  die  but  once.'  The  good 
he  did,  the  ennobling  influence  of  his  life,  is  far  reaching.  It  was  a  liberal 
education  to  have  known  him,  and  to  have  enjoyed  his  friendship  and 

During  the  last  summer  of  Andrews's  life  the  disease  made 
such  progress  that  he  knew  his  days  were  numbered. 

He  went  to  the  home  of  his  cousin  at  Weymouth,  who  writes 
the  following  details  of  his  last  illness :  — 

"He  arrived  in  Boston  about  eight  weeks  ago,  in  a  very  weak  condition, 
and  stated  that  there  was  no  home  that  he  cared  for  more  than  mine 
and  that  he  had  come  there  to  die.  It  was  evident  that  he  was  quite  ill, 
but  the  doctor  thought  that  with  proper  care  he  might  get  into  condition 
to  return  to  New  York,  and  while  necessarily  an  invalid,  yet  might  have 
considerable  of  life  left  to  him.  After  careful  nursing  for  several  weeks 
he  was  apparently  in  much  better  condition,  and  on  the  morning  of  his 
death,  after  seeing  a  physician,  went  out  for  a  drive  with  me,  and  on  his 
return  sat  down  in  his  chair  to  read  the  newspaper.  I  left  for  Boston, 
and  an  hour  afterwards  was  informed  by  telephone  that  he  had  been 
found  dead  in  his  chair,  where  he  quietly  entered  upon  the  sleep  that 
knows  no  awakening. 

"  So  unexpected  a  death  always  brings  with  it  a  shock  to  those  of  us  who 
remain  on  guard  on  this  side  of  the  river,  but  such  a  passing  away  is  so 
little  of  a  shock  to  the  deceased  that  it  has  its  compensation  in  the  feeling 
that  the  inevitable  came  in  a  most  kindly  manner,  for  dissolution  was 
inevitable  within  a  few  months,  which^^ would  probably  have  been  a  period 
of  suffering  for  our  friend. 

"It  was  escaped  by  his  sudden  'taking  off,'  of  which  he  must  have  been 
unconscious.  I  know  that  it  was  the  way  which  he  preferred,  and  it  is  a 
consolation  to  me  that  the  last  weeks  of  his  life  were  spent  in  compara- 
tive ease  of  body  and  comfort  of  mind,  and  daily  exhibitions  of  that 
quaint  humor  and  kindliness  which  endeared  him  to  all  his  friends,  so 
many  of  whom  have  written  to  me  tender  words  of  regret  for  the  loss  of 
a  friend  who  will  be  most  sincerely  missed  by  all  who  knew  him." 

*SAMUEL  EMMONS  BROWN,  son  of  Rev.  Samuel  E.  and 
Elvira  Latham  (Small)  Brown,  was  born  at  Portland,  Me.,  Feb- 
ruary 27,  1847.  During  the  four  years  previous  to  his  coming  to 
college  he  was  a  member  of  the  Phillips  Academy  at  Exeter, 
N.  H. ;  he  joined  the  Class  at  the  beginning  of  the  Sophomore 
year.     After  graduation  he  went  to  the  Rochester  Theological 


Seminary  to  study  for  the  ministry.  In  1873  he  was  selected  as 
the  professor  of  exegetical  studies  in  this  institution,  and  with  this 
object  in  view  went  abroad  in  August,  for  a  three  years'  course  of 
study;  he  attended  the  lectures  at  Leipsic,  and  travelled  exten- 
sively in  Europe  and  the  Holy  Land.  He  returned  in  the  summer 
of  1876,  and  entered  upon  his  duties  as  professor  at  Rochester 
in  September.  On  July  18,  1877,  he  was  to  have  been  ordained 
at  Exeter,  N.  H.;  but  his  health  failed  so  rapidly  that  he  was 
obliged  to  return  at  once  to  his  home  in  Lowell,  where  he  died 
August  5,  1877,  aged  thirty  years  and  five  months. 

and  Eliza  (Eaton)  Buckminster,  was  born  in  Boston,  September  9, 
1847.  His  father  was  a  member  of  the  Class  of  1835.  He  was 
prepared  for  college  in  the  Maiden  High  School.  Upon  gradua- 
tion entered  the  oflSce  of  Charles  W.  Dabney  &  Co.,  commission 
merchants;  after  a  year  took  charge  of  the  Boston  office  of  E. 
Murdock,  Jr.;  in  1874  became  connected  with  the  house  of 
Isaac  Rich  &  Co.,  33  Mason  Building,  Boston,  remaining  with 
them  a  number  of  years ;  in  1884  became  treasurer  and  manager 
of  the  Napa  ConsoUdated  Quicksilver  Mining  Company  of  Cali- 
fornia, and  is  now  vice-president  of  same,  and  other  quick- 
silver companies;  director  and  vice-president  of  the  Geo.  P.  Cox 
Last  Company,  director  of  Maiden  Trust  Company,  chairman 
Maiden  Water  Board,  1892  to  1898;  chairman  Joint  Water 
Boards  of  Maiden,  Medford,  and  Melrose,  1893  to  1898;  mem- 
ber of  Maiden  Common  Council,  1886-87:  trustee  Forest  Dale 
Cemetery  since  1892;  was  married  September  14,  1870,  to  Chris- 
tine Isabella  Chase  of  Leominster,  Mass.  On  January  17,  1872, 
William  Read  Buckminster,  on  June  23,  1874,  Harold  Chase 
Buckminster,  and  on  December  5,  1880,  Morey  Willard  Buck- 
minster were  bom;  on  January  31,  1898,  Morey  died;  and  on 
June  8,  1886,  Roy  Buckminster  was  bom;  on  April  23,  1893, 
Roy  died.  Residence,  41  Dexter  Street,  Maiden,  Mass.  Business 
address,  Rooms  73  and  74,  70  Kilby  Street,  Boston.  Is  a  member 
of  Algonquin  Club,  Boston,  and  Kernwood  Club,  Maiden,  and 
Eastern  Yacht  Club  and  Tedesco  Country  Club. 

GEORGE  WADLEY  BUNTON,  son  of  David  Augustus  and 
Eliza  Jane  (Adams)  Bunton,  was  bora  in  Manchester,  N.  H., 

26  CLASS   OF   1870 

September  29,  1850.  He  prepared  for  college  at  the  Manchester 
High  School  and  under  Professor  E.  W.  Gurney.  In  April,  1872, 
entered  the  employ  of  Taylor,  Thomas  &  Co.,  importers  and 
jobbers  of  dry  goods,  with  whom  he  remained  until  December  31, 
1897,  when  the  firm  was  dissolved.  He  then  became  associated 
with  the  corporation  of  Curtis  Davis  &  Co.,  soap  manufacturers, 
as  secretary,  and  with  their  successors.  Lever  Brothers,  Limited, 
Boston  works.  Severed  his  connection  with  Lever  Brothers  in 
May,  1902,  and  since  December,  1904,  has  been  with  the  Harvard 
Cooperative  Society,  Cambridge,  also  conducting  an  auditing 
business.  Is  a  member  of  the  Newtowne  Club.  Was  married  De- 
cember 18, 1877,  to  EUena  S.  Brown.  George  Herbert  Bunton  was 
born  September  26,  1878;  Sumner  Augustus  was  born  February 
9,  1884,  died  February  14,  1884;  Florence  Elena  was  bom  Feb- 
ruary 14,  1885 ;  Lillian  Gertrude  was  bom  September  10,  1889. 
Present  address  is  63  Washington  Avenue,  North  Cambridge. 

ARTHUR  BURNHAM,  son  of  Dyer  Noble  and  Sylvia  Ellis 
(Fifield)  Burnham,  was  born  April  27,  1847,  in  Sacket's  Harbor, 
N.  Y.  He  prepared  for  college  at  the  Chicago  High  School  and 
the  Waltham,  Mass.,  New  Church  School.  Entered  into  the  bank- 
ing business  July  1,  1870,  with  Blake  Bros,  of  New  York,  and 
was  with  the  same  house  in  Boston  from  February  22, 1872,  until 
April  24,  1886.  Was  president  of  the  National  City  Bank  of  Bos- 
ton from  October  22,  1886,  until  January  1,  1889;  was  president 
of  the  Pueblo  Smelting  and  Refining  Company  during  1889. 
Since  then  in  business  as  broker  and  corporation  officer,  now 
at  Room  84,  Fiske  Building,  89  State  Street,  Boston.  Was  mar- 
ried September  30, 1875,  to  Katherine  Davenport  Bray  of  Boston. 
Roger  Noble  Bumham  was  bom  August  10,  1876;  Margaret 
Ward  Bumham  was  bom  January  21,  1881;  Helena  Bumham 
was  bom  November  22, 1884;  Arthur  Stanton  Bumham  was  bora 
March  24,  1888. 

Harmon  and  Charlotte  Ramsay  (Clarke)  Chamberlin,  was  bora 
in  Worcester,  Mass.,  July  25,  1850.  He  prepared  for  college 
under  private  tutors.  After  graduation  was  connected  with  H.  H. 
Chamberlin  &  Co.,  wool  dealers  and  manufacturers,  Worcester, 
Mass. ;  was  admitted  into  the  firm  January  1, 1872.  On  June  12, 


1872,  was  married  to  Elizabeth  Furguson  Paine  of  Worcester; 
and  on  August  6,  1873,  Henry  Harmon  Chamberlin,  Jr.,  was 
born.  In  February,  1880,  a  comedy  entitled  "  Midsummer  Mad- 
ness," by  Chamberlin  and  Sullivan  (T.  R.),  was  successfully 
produced  at  the  Boston  Museum.     [No  reply.] 

FREDERICK  WILCOX  CHAPIN,  son  of  Abijah  White  and 
Sarah  Merriam  (Wilcox)  Chapin,  was  bom  in  Middletown, 
Conn.,  November  17,  1849.  Prepared  for  college  at  Phillips 
Exeter  Academy.  From  August,  1870,  until  February  27,  1873, 
studied  medicine  at  the  College  of  Physicians  and  Surgeons,  and 
in  the  office  of  Dr.  Willard  Parker  in  New  York,  receiving  the 
degree  of  M.  D.  at  the  above  college;  for  two  years  was  on  the 
house  staff  of  Bellevue  Hospital,  and  is  now  practising  in  Spring- 
field, Mass.  On  April  1,  1879,  was  appointed  assistant  medical 
director  of  the  Massachusetts  Mutual  Life  Insurance  Company 
of  Springfield,  and  in  February,  1885,  was  appointed  chief 
medical  director  of  said  company;  April  23,  1902,  was  elected 
a  director  of  the  company;  April  3,  1879,  was  appointed  one 
of  the  board  of  examining  surgeons  for  pensions,  and  July  1, 
1879,  one  of  the  visiting  surgeons  to  the  Springfield  Hospital. 
Is  a  member  of  the  Massachusetts  Medical  Society,  the  Hampden 
District  Medical  Society,  and  the  Springfield  Medical  Club; 
was  appointed  trustee  of  the  Northampton  Insane  Hospital  by 
Governor  Wolcott  January  25,  1899.  On  June  18,  1878,  was 
married  to  Carohne  Minna  Cole  of  Cambridge,  Mass.  Laurence 
Dudley  Chapin  was  born  November  19,  1880;  Leslie  Chapin, 
October  10,  1881;  Eleanor  Chapin,  October  3,  1885. 

NELSON  CHARLES  CHAPMAN,  son  of  Nelson  Clark  Chap- 
man and  EUzabeth  A.  Gilbert  of  Gilbertsville,  N.  Y.,  was  bom 
November  3,  1850,  at  Oxford,  Chenango  County,  New  York. 
The  family  moved  to  St.  Louis  in  1857,  since  which  time  that 
city  has  been  their  place  of  residence.  Here  Mr.  Chapman  was 
prepared  for  Harvard  in  the  Academic  Department  of  Washing- 
ton University.  After  he  was  graduated  at  Harvard,  he  was  ma- 
triculated at  the  University  of  Heidelberg,  Germany,  but  did  not 
finish  the  full  term  there.  On  his  return  from  Europe  he  took 
up  a  business  career,  becoming  successively  assistant  treasurer, 
treasurer,  and  vice-president  of  the  Eau  Claire  Lumber  Com- 

28  CLASS   OF   1870 

pany  of  Eau  Claire,  "Wis.,  of  which  company  his  father  was  the 
founder.  After  the  liquidation  of  this  company,  he  became  presi- 
dent of  the  Eau  Claire-St.  Louis  Lumber  Company,  its  suc- 
cessor in  the  business,  also  president  of  the  Monroe  Lumber 
Company  of  Monroe,  La.,  the  Tennessee  Central  Railroad, 
the  Brier  Hill  and  the  Fall  Creek  Collieries  of  Tennessee.  On 
October  21,  1879,  he  married  Mary  Bridge  of  St.  Louis.  A 
daughter,  Florence,  was  bom  in  1884,  and  a  son,  Gilbert,  in  1886. 
Address,  Chemical  Building,  St.  Louis,  Mo. 

HENRY  LINCOLN  CLAPP,  son  of  Frankhn  Bailey  and  Clara 
(Powers)  Clapp,  was  bom  in  Scituate,  Mass.,  January  1,  1839. 
He  prepared  for  college  at  Phillips  Exeter  Academy,  entering 
college  in  the  Sophomore  year.  Lq  September,  1870,  opened  a 
private  classical  school  in  Hartford,  Conn. ;  for  four  years,  begin- 
ning April,  1871,  had  charge  of  the  Mather  School,  a  branch  of 
the  Lawrence  School,  South  Boston;  1875,  on  apphcation  trans- 
ferred to  the  Lincoln  School,  South  Boston;  1876,  on  apphcation 
transferred  to  the  Dudley  School,  Roxbury;  1882,  elected  prin- 
cipal of  the  George  Putnam  School,  Egleston  Square,  Roxbury 
District,  Boston,  which  position  he  retains.  Especially  interested 
in  science  work  for  common  schools,  music,  and  art.  Has  had 
several  pictures  admitted  to  the  exhibitions  of  the  Boston  Art 
Club.  Li  1899  spent  five  months  in  Holland,  France,  Switzerland, 
and  Germany. 

Essays:  "The  ^Esthetic  Side  of  Education,"  Massachusetts 
Schoolmasters'  Club,  1895;  "Some  Native  Fems  of  New  Eng- 
land," Massachusetts  Horticultural  Society,  Belmont  Lnprove- 
ment  Society,  Boston  Society  of  Natural  History,  1898;  "School 
Gardens  "  (illustrated  with  lantern  slides),  Boston  Society  of 
Natural  History,  1901,  New  England  Association  of  School 
Superintendents,  Tremont  Temple,  1902,  Rhode  Island  Horti- 
cultural Society,  Brown  University,  1903,  National  Education 
Association  (by  invitation  of  President  C.  W.  EUot,  who  pre- 
sided). Mechanics  Hall,  1903,  Waltham  Educational  Association, 
1903;  "The  Iron  and  Copper  ISIines  of  Mchigan"  (illustrated 
with  lantern  shdes),  Boston  Society  Natural  History,  1902,  and 
since  1884  numerous  essays  on  science-teaching  before  the 
principal  teachers'  associations  of  Massachusetts. 

Literary  Publications:    Journal  of  Education,  "About  Wild 


Flowers"  (thirty-six  illustrated  articles),  1881;  "Thirty-six 
Observation  Lessons  on  Common  Minerals,"  published  by  D.  C. 
Heath  &  Co.,  and  adopted  as  Science  Guide  No.  15  by  the 
Boston  Society  of  Natural  History,  1889;  Transactions  of  Mas- 
sachusetts Horticultural  Society,  "Horticultural  Education  of 
Children,"  1890,  "Some  Native  Ferns  of  New  England,"  1898; 
Popular  Science  Monthly,  "  The  Scientific  Method  vdih  Children," 
1893,  "The  Educative  Value  of  Children's  Questioning,"  1896, 
"School  Gardens,"  1898;  Education,  "The  ^Esthetic  Side  of 
Education,"  1895,  "The  Inadequacy  of  the  Transmission  of 
Learning,"  1896,  "The  Nature  and  Purpose  of  Nature  Study," 
1896,  "  Color  Work  in  Public  Schools,"  1897,  "  Special  Schools  for 
Feeble-minded  Children,"  1898;  Asa  Gray  Bulletin,  "Mush- 
rooms in  Germany,"  1900;  Education,  "Examinations,"  1901, 
"  Music  in  Elementary  Schools,"  1904,  "Unrecognized  Causes  of 
Corporal  Punishment,"  1905;  "The  Conduct  of  Composition 
Work"  (manual  for  teachers),  pubUshed  by  D.  C.  Heath  &  Co., 
1902;  "Fifty  Ancestors  (genealogy)  who  came  to  New  England 
from  1620  to  1650,"  pubUshed  by  Dadd  Clapp  &  Son,  1902; 
"A  Public  School  Garden"  (illustrated).  New  England  Maga- 
zine, 1902;  numerous  articles  on  botany  and  mineralogy  in 
educational  journals. 

Musical  Publications :  "  Harvard  Galop,"  White,  Smith  &  Co., 
1873;  "Sea  Song,"  "Summer  Song"  (1887),  "Vacation  Song," 
"  Leaving  Port "  (1888),  "  The  Spinner,"  "  Evening  Song  "  (1890), 
Ginn  &  Co. 

Is  a  member  of  the  Massachusetts  Horticultural  Society,  Bos- 
ton Society  of  Natural  History,  and  New  England  Historic  Genea- 
logical Society;  chairman  School  Garden  and  Children's  Her- 
barium Committee  of  Massachusetts  Horticultural  Society  from 
1894  to  1904.  July  9,  1874,  was  married  to  Florence  S.  Greeley 
of  South  Boston.  Phihp  Greeley  Clapp  was  bom  August  4,  1888, 
and  will  enter  Harvard  in  the  fall  of  1905  from  the  Roxbury  Latin 
School,  where  he  is  editor  of  "The  Tripod"  and  leader  of  the 
school  orchestra;  also  organist  of  the  Congregational  Church, 
Massachusetts  Avenue,  North  Cambridge.  Residence,  70  West 
Cottage  Street,  Roxbury,  Mass. 

ZORESTER  BENNETT  GOES,  son  of  William  Seth  Leonard 
and  Lydia  Lee  (Bennett)  Coes,  was  bom  in  Chelsea,  Mass., 

30  CLASS   OF   1870 

April  6,  1847.  Prepared  for  college  at  the  Chelsea  High  School. 
During  the  fall  of  1870  was  engaged  on  the  Engineer  Corps  of 
the  Alabama  and  Chattanooga  Railroad;  in  August,  1871,  was 
connected  in  a  similar  way  with  the  Kansas  Central  Railroad, 
remaining  in  Kansas  until  January,  1872,  when  he  returned  to 
Boston;  1872-74,  survejdng  and  water- work  for  the  town  of 
Wobum,  Mass.  Since  that  time  has  been  engaged  in  machine- 
work  in  the  ship  and  drawing  office,  principally  with  machine- 
tool  firms  in  New  England  and  Central  West.  Became  member 
of  American  Society  of  Mechanical  Engineers  August,  1881. 
1884-96  was  connected  with  the  Niles  Tool  Works  Company, 
Hamilton,  Ohio.  At  present  is  engaged  in  commission  business 
in  metal-working  machinery,  wdth  location  in  Bourse,  Philadel- 
phia. Was  married  February  22,  1882,  at  Cranston,  R.  I.,  to 
Alice  Miller  of  that  place.  Has  two  children,  Harold  Vinton 
Coes,  born  at  Hyde  Park,  Mass.,  June  21,  1883,  and  Elizabeth 
Alden  Coes,  born  at  Hamilton,  Ohio,  May  3,  1886.  His  son 
is  just  finishing  his  Junior  year  at  the  Massachusetts  Institute 
of  Technology,  in  the  course  of  mechanical  engineering,  and  is 
president  of  the  Society  of  Mechanical  Engineers.  Present  ad- 
dress. Bourse,  Philadelphia,  and  for  mail,  64  Harvey  Street, 
Germantown,  Philadelphia,  Pa. 

JOHN  HANUN  COLE,  son  of  H.  Wilbur  and  Abbie  Brown 
(Shaw)  Cole,  was  born  at  Providence,  R.  I.,  July  23,  1848.  He 
was  prepared  for  college  by  Professor  Charles  D'Urban  Morris. 
After  graduation,  he  studied  in  the  Harvard  Law  School;  re- 
ceived the  degree  of  LL.  B.  in  1872,  after  which  he  took  a  post- 
graduate course  until  March,  1873;  from  March  to  October, 
1871,  travelled  in  Europe  and  the  East ;  was  admitted  to  the  bar 
in  Boston  in  December,  1873,  and  in  New  York  in  October, 
1874,  having  entered  the  offices  of  Gray  &  Davenport  of  the  lat- 
ter city  in  the  spring  of  1873;  on  January  1,  1877,  became  a 
member  of  the  firm;  in  1879  was  admitted  to  the  bar  of  the 
Supreme  Court  of  the  United  States;  withdrew  from  the  firm 
of  Gray  &  Davenport  in  October,  1880,  and  has  ever  since  prac- 
tised independently.  Is  a  member  of  the  Association  of  the 
Bar  of  the  City  of  New  York,  and  for  five  years  ending  Janu- 
ary, 1900,  was  a  member  of  the  Committee  on  Admissions  of  that 
association,  the  third  and  fourth  years  serving  as  secretary  and 


the  fifth  year  as  chairman  of  the  committee ;  was  also  a  member 
and  secretary  of  the  Executive  Committee  of  that  association  for 
three  years  ending  January,  1903,  and  was  chairman  of  the 
House  Committee  during  the  same  period.  Was  secretary  of  the 
Church  Club  of  New  York  for  six  years  ending  April,  1898,  and 
president  of  that  club  for  two  years  ending  April,  1900.  Is  a 
member  of  the  Century  Association,  the  University  Club,  the 
Harvard  Club,  and  the  New  York  Yacht  Club,  and  is  now  a 
member  of  the  Library  Committee  of  the  New  York  Yacht  Club. 
Is  a  trustee  of  the  Society  of  St.  Johnland,  chairman  of  the  Com- 
mittee on  Trust  Funds,  and  counsel  to  that  corporation;  and  is 
also  a  trustee  of  other  charitable  corporations.  Was  married 
September  26,  1877,  to  Lucy  May  Smith  of  New  York.  Lucy 
May  Cole  was  bom  December  31,  1881.  Mrs.  Cole  died  Janu- 
ary 24,  1882.  Was  married  June  11,  1885,  at  Oxford,  England, 
to  Josephine  Mcllvaine  Hewson.  Office,  35  Wall  Street.  Resi- 
dence, 6  East  10th  Street,  New  York. 

*WILLIAM  SAGE  CROSBY,  son  of  William  and  Mary  Eliza- 
beth (Bowles)  Crosby,  was  bom  at  Roxbury,  Mass.,  Novem- 
ber 8,  1848.  He  was  fitted  for  college  at  the  Roxbury  Latin 
School,  and  entered  in  regular  course  with  the  Class  in  1866. 
After  graduation  he  entered  the  Harvard  Medical  School,  where 
he  remained  until  1874,  when  he  received  the  degree  of  M.  D.;  in 
the  same  year  he  was  appointed  assistant  port  physician  of  the 
city  of  Boston,  and  stationed  at  Deer  Island;  in  the  latter  part 
of  1874  he  removed  to  Littleton,  N.  H.,  where  he  intended  to 
practise.  While  on  his  way  to  visit  a  patient,  he  took  a  severe 
cold,  which  was  followed  by  pneumonia,  causing  his  death.  He 
died  at  Littleton,  N.  H.,  April  6,  1875,  aged  twenty-six  years  and 
five  months. 

LAURENCE  CURTIS,  t\Nan  brother  of  Classmate  Louis  Curtis, 
and  son  of  Thomas  Buckminster  and  Laura  (Greenough)  Curtis, 
was  born  in  Boston,  Mass.,  March  2, 1849.  Attended  early  schools 
in  Boston,  and  later  three  years,  1859-62,  at  Sillig's  School  in 
Vevey,  Switzerland.  Thence  three  years  at  the  Lycee  Imperial 
in  Rouen,  France,  thence  two  years  under  private  tutors  in  Paris 
and  Gei-many.  Entered  College  as  Fresh  Sophomore  in  1867. 
Went  abroad  in  1869  and  1870;  passed  the  year  of  70-71  with 

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his  family  in  Versailles.  Witnessed  many  scenes  of  the  Franco- 
Prussian  war,  the  sieges  of  Paris  by  the  Germans,  and  later  dur- 
ing the  Commune.  Returned  to  Boston  in  1871,  and  served  as 
clerk  for  two  years  in  the  office  of  Messrs.  Lee,  Higginson  &  Co. 
Li  1874  joined  the  Boston  Stock  Exchange  and  opened  an  office 
as  stock  and  note  broker.  In  1879  formed  a  partnership  with 
C.  C.  Jackson  ('63)  and  F.  Jackson  ('71)  under  the  firm  name 
of  Jackson  &  Curtis,  stock  brokers,  and  is  still  a  member  of  the 
present  firm  of  that  name,  but  retired  in  1899  from  active  par- 
ticipation in  its  business.  Travelled  in  Europe  in  1883,  1887, 
1888,  1890,  1899,  1903.  In  1892  was  instrumental  in  populariz- 
ing the  game  of  golf  in  America.  Started  the  United  States  Golf 
Association  in  1894.  Served  as  its  first  vice-president  for  two 
years,  and  then  as  president.  Published  a  magazine  article,  "The 
Rise  of  Golf  in  New  England,"  in  "  Golfing,"  N.  Y.,  Septem- 
ber, 1895.  Is  a  member  of  the  following  clubs:  Somerset,  Uni- 
versity, Nahant,  The  Country  Club,  Toby  Club,  and  honorary 
life  member  of  the  St.  Andrew's  Golf  Club  of  Yonkers,  N.  Y. 
Unmarried.     Address,  197  Marlborough  Street,  Boston,  Mass. 

LOUIS  CURTIS,  twin  brother  of  Laurence  Curtis,  same  class, 
and  son  of  Thomas  Buckminster  and  Laura  (Greenough)  Curtis, 
was  bom  in  Boston,  Mass.,  March  2,  1849.  Attended  schools  in 
Boston,  in  Vevey,  Switzerland  (1859-62),  at  the  Lycee  Imperial, 
Rouen,  France  (1862-65),  and  fitted  for  college  with  private 
tutors  in  Paris,  entering  the  Class  at  the  beginning  of  Sophomore 
year.  After  graduation  spent  the  summer  of  1870  in  Europe.  In 
November  of  the  same  year  entered  the  Boston  house  of  Brown 
Brothers  &  Co.,  Bankers,  succeeding  in  1878  his  brother  Daniel 
Sargent  Curtis  (H.  U.  1846)  in  the  management  of  the  house, 
which  he  has  carried  on  to  the  present  time,  and  with  whom  is 
his  address  at  60  State  Street,  Boston.  Has  made  frequent  trips  to 
Europe  for  recreation.  Was  married  in  October,  1890,  to  Fanny 
Leland  Richardson,  and  has  children,  Louis  Curtis,  Jr.,  born 
August  6, 1891,  and  Laurence  Curtis,  2d,  born  September  3, 1893. 

REST  FENNER  CURTIS,  son  of  Thomas  Fenner  and  Annie 
(Fenner)  Curtis,  was  bom  in  Marion,  Ala.,  November  24,  1850. 
He  prepared  for  college  at  the  Boston  Latin  School,  the  Univer- 
sity of  Lewisburg,  Pa.,  and  under  a  private  tutor.     Has  been 


engaged  in  teaching,  since  graduation,  at  East  Wejonouth,  Mass., 
Newport,  R.  I.,  Framingham,  Mass.,  and  Boston;  in  1882  be- 
came one  of  the  teachers  in  Chauncy  Hall  School;  in  1884  was 
the  head  of  the  mathematical  department.  In  1891  became  asso- 
ciate principal,  while  retaining  his  position  in  the  mathematical 
department.  In  1896  associated  himself  with  the  Hale  School, 
Boston,  and  in  1897  became  its  principal;  in  1904  became  vice- 
president  of  the  New  England  College  of  Languages,  162  Boyl- 
ston  Street,  Boston  ;  allied  with  this  is  the  Steinert  Hall  Prepara- 
tory School,  in  which  he  manages  the  mathematical  department. 
He  has  been  somewhat  actively  interested  in  the  Appalachian 
Mountain  Club,  since  its  formation,  and  is  now  its  vice-president ; 
he  has  done  some  high  climbing  in  the  snow  fields  and  glaciers  of 
the  Rocky  Mountains  in  British  Columbia.  He  has  published 
some  articles  descriptive  of  this  work.  Is  a  member  of  the  Amer- 
ican Alpine  Club,  and  has  been  for  many  years  correspond- 
ing secretary  of  the  Massachusetts  Classical  and  High  School 
Teachers'  Association.  Address,  162  Boylston  Street,  Boston, 
Mass.,  or  25  Kinross  Road,  Boulevard  Station,  Boston,  Mass. 

*LOUIS  THOMAS  GUSHING,  son  of  Thomas  and  Elizabeth 
Adelaide  (Baldwin)  Cushing,  was  bom  in  Boston,  Mass.,  May  31, 
1849,  and  died  April  7,  1904.  He  prepared  for  college  at  Chauncy 
Hall  School,  Boston.  After  graduation  he  was  engaged  in  farming 
in  Madison,  Wis.,  until  November,  1872,  when  he  moved  to 
Cohasset,  Mass.  Studied  law  in  the  Boston  University,  receiving 
the  degree  LL.  B.  June  2,  1875,  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar 
June  5,  1875,  practising  at  Cohasset.  Since  1883  was  actively 
engaged  in  cattle  ranching  in  Tom  Green  County,  Texas,  where 
he  passed  a  portion  of  each  year.  Was  a  representative  in  the 
General  Court  in  1883-84,  trustee  of  the  Cohasset  Public  Library 
since  1886,  and  a  member  of  the  Cohasset  School  Committee  for 
the  past  twenty-five  years.  On  February  14,  1871,  was  married 
to  Mary  Rebecca  Johnson  of  Cohasset.  The  births  of  their 
children  have  been  as  follows :  on  May  2,  1872,  Thomas  Johnson ; 
on  December  31,  1873,  Charles  Baldwin;  on  January  6,  1876, 
William  Fabens;  on  September  17,  1877,  Robert  Lee;  on  No- 
vember 9,  1884,  Richard  Watson;  and  on  November  25,  1886, 
Sally  Fabens. 
A  number  of  years  ago,  Cushing  strained  his  heart  in  attempt- 

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ing  to  rescue  a  boy  who  was  drowned  in  the  river  near  his  house; 
he  dived  repeatedly  and  finally  brought  up  the  body,  becoming 
very  much  exhausted  from  his  efforts.  He  was  never  as  strong 
afterwards,  but  no  serious  results  were  manifest  until  about  three 
years  ago,  when  he  began  to  have  attacks  of  cardiac  asthma, 
which  greatly  reduced  his  strength.  For  a  year  his  illness  increased, 
confining  him  to  his  house,  and  finally  to  his  room.  His  death 
was  very  sudden.  He  was  a  great  sufferer,  but  bore  his  trial 
patiently  and  courageously. 

ARTHUR  HAMILTON  CUTLER,  son  of  EHhu  and  Rebecca 
(Temple)  Cutler,  was  born  in  Holliston,  Mass.,  January  26, 
1849.  He  prepared  for  college  at  the  local  high  school  and  under 
private  tutors.  After  graduation,  and  until  the  autumn  of  1873, 
was  with  Walter  Brown  &  Son,  wool  commission  merchants, 
New  York ;  since  then  has  been  engaged  in  teaching  in  the  same 
city.  In  the  autumn  of  1873  he  organized  the  Cutler  School  for 
boys,  and  still  remains  its  principal.  Three  hundred  and  sixty- 
three  graduates  of  this  school  have  entered  college  or  schools  of 
science,  and  one  hundred  and  twenty-one  of  these  have  entered 
Harvard.  In  1885  he  received  the  honorary  degree  of  Ph.  D. 
from  Princeton.  In  1893  he  was  secretary  of  the  National  Con- 
ference on  Mathematics  which  met  at  Harvard  at  the  request  of 
the  Committee  of  Ten ;  in  1896  he  was  secretary  of  the  Conference 
on  Mathematics  which  met  at  Columbia.  Is  a  member  of  the 
Century,  University,  and  Harvard  clubs  in  New  York  city,  the 
Headmasters'  Association  of  the  United  States,  and  several  other 
associations  of  teachers.  In  1897  he  was  president  of  the  School- 
masters' Association  of  New  York.  August  2,  1890,  he  married 
Mrs.  EUzabeth  Jones  (Wilson).  Has  one  son,  Frederick  Holland 
Wilson-Cutler.   Address :  20  East  50th  Street,  New  York  city. 

*FRANK  DUPONT  DAVIS.  After  graduation  he  went  into 
the  house  of  Blake  Brothers  &  Co.  of  Boston,  to  learn  the  busi- 
ness of  banking.  The  department  of  the  business  to  which  he 
devoted  himself  was  commercial  paper.  He  remained  with  the 
Boston  house  about  two  years,  when  he  was  transferred  to  the  New 
York  house  of  the  same  firm.  He  at  once  made  himself  an  impor- 
tant place  in  the  house,  attending  chiefly  to  the  paper  dealt  in, 
buying  and  selling  for  the  firm,  and  himself  conducting  large 


transactions.  He  very  soon  became  so  well  acquainted  with  the 
dealers  and  the  market,  that  his  judgment  was  much  relied  on. 
In  the  summer  of  1875  Mr.  F.  P.  Olcott,  one  of  the  members  of  the 
firm  of  Blake  Brothers  &  Co.,  with  Davis,  formed  a  partnership 
under  the  name  of  F.  P.  Olcott  &  Co.,  for  the  purpose  of  deaUng 
in  commercial  paper.  This  new  firm  at  once  began  to  do  a  large 
business,  being  at  one  time  agents  for  the  State  of  New  York  for 
placing  certain  of  its  securities.  To  the  great  disappointment  of 
Davis,  Mr.  Olcott,  in  the  early  part  of  1877,  was  induced  to  ac- 
cept the  office  of  Comptroller  of  the  State  of  New  York,  which  he 
did,  as  he  supposed  temporarily,  retaining  his  business  connec- 
tion in  some  degree  with  Davis,  but  leaving  upon  Davis's  young 
shoulders  the  burden  of  their  business.  It  was  in  the  summer  or 
spring  after  this  that  the  constitutional  weakness  began  to  develop 
itself  which  afterwards  entirely  wrecked  his  health.  There  is  Uttle 
reason  to  doubt  that  had  it  not  been  for  his  constant  and  enforced 
devotion  to  his  business  this  year,  and  the  care  and  anxiety  it  gave 
him,  standing  as  he  did  alone,  his  health  would  not  have  been  so 
rapidly  impaired.  He  was  able  to  give  himself  no  rest,  when  rest 
was  the  best  and  almost  the  only  remedy.  This  position  of  affairs 
lasted  until  the  summer  of  1878,  when  Davis's  health  utteriy  broke 
dowTi,  and  he  very  suddenly  gave  up  everything,  and,  under  the 
orders  of  his  physicians,  went  to  France.  The  last  year  of  his  life 
was  spent  in  the  south  of  France,  and  in  Nice,  where  he  died  in 
June,  1879. 

WALTER  DEANE,  son  of  Charles  and  Helen  (Waterston) 
Deane,  was  born  in  Boston,  Mass.,  April  23,  1848.  He  prepared 
for  college  at  the  Cambridge  High  School.     Deane  writes:  — 

"I  spent  the  first  year  after  graduation  at  my  home  in  Cambridge, 
Mass.,  studying  and  doing  some  private  teaching.  In  1871  I  became  an 
instructor  at  St.  Mark's  School,  Southborough,  Mass.,  where  I  remained 
till  July,  1878.  A  teacher  in  a  boarding-school  comes  into  very  close 
touch  with  the  boys,  and  among  my  pleasantest  recollections  of  the  life 
there  are  the  hours  spent  not  only  in  the  school-room,  but  also  in  the 
field,  playing  on  the  ball  team,  on  the  pond  in  winter  joining  in  the 
games  of  hockey,  or  perhaps  in  my  room,  talking  with  the  boys  who  be- 
came so  large  a  part  of  my  life. 

"In  1878  I  accepted  an  invitation  from  Mr.  John  P.  Hopkinson  to 
become  an  instructor  in  his  private  classical  school  in  Boston,  and  there 
I  remained  for  seventeen  years,  assisting  in  the  work  of  fitting  the  boys 

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for  Harvard  College.  I  resigned  my  position  in  1895,  carrying  with  me 
the  pleasantest  recollections  of  the  teachers  with  whom  I  had  worked  so 
long,  and  the  hosts  of  boys  whom  I  had  had  a  share  in  instructing. 

"On  December  31,  1878,  I  married  Margaret  C,  the  daughter  of  the 
Rev.  Dr.  J.  G.  T.  Coolidge,  and  we  have  lived  in  Cambridge  ever  since. 

"In  the  summer  of  1880  my  interest  in  the  study  of  botany  was  sud- 
denly aroused  by  the  analysis  of  the  little  Dalibarda  (Dalibarda  repens, 
L.),  a  plant  common  in  our  rich  New  England  woods.  From  that  instant 
every  spare  moment  for  many  years  has  been  devoted  to  the  study  and 
collection  of  the  flowering  plants  and  the  higher  flowerless  or  cr}'ptoga- 
mous  plants  of  northeastern  United  States.  This  includes  the  trees, 
shrubs,  and  herbaceous  plants.  My  herbarium  of  mounted  plants  em- 
braces the  region  of  our  country  west  to  the  100th  meridian,  and  south 
to  the  northern  boundary  of  Tennessee  and  North  Carolina.  It  contains, 
besides  my  own  collections,  plants  from  almost  all  the  botanists  of  note 
who  have  collected  in  the  above  limits,  among  whom  I  may  mention 
Mr.  C.  G.  Pringle,  the  veteran  professional  collector,  IVIr,  M.  S.  Bebb, 
the  late  renowned  salicologist,  Dr.  Thomas  Morong,  the  late  eminent 
authoritv  on  the  Naiadacese,  Professor  L.  H.  Bailev,  horticulturist  and 
botanist,  formerly  distinguished  as  an  authority  on  the  genus  Carex, 
Professor  Lester  F.  Ward,  paleobotanist.  Dr.  J.  N.  Rose,  special  student 
of  the  Umbelliferse,  Professor  B.  L.  Robinson,  'Mi.  M.  L.  Fernald, 
Judge  J.  R.  Churchill,  and  many  others. 

"The  years  1896  and  1897  were  spent  partly  in  private  teaching,  and 
partly  in  compiling  and  editing  the  '  Flora  of  the  Blue  Hills,  Middlesex 
Fells,  Stony  Brook  and  Beaver  Brook  Reservations  of  the  Metropolitan 
Park  Commission,  Massachusetts.'  I  have  published  various  botanical 
articles,  mainly  in  'Rhodora,'  the  'Botanical  Gazette,'  the  'Torrey  Bul- 
letin,' and  the  'American  Garden,'  among  others  sketches  of  the  eminent 
botanists,  Dr.  Asa  Gray,  Dr.  Sereno  Watson,  Dr.  Thomas  Morong,  and 
Mr.  M.  S.  Bebb,  'Notes  from  my  Herbarium,  1-5,'  'The  Ware  Collec- 
tion of  Blaschka  Glass  Models  of  Flowers  at  Harv-ard,'  'A  List  of  the 
Umbelliferae  and  Ericaceae  of  New  England,'  'The  Native  Orchids  of 
New  England,'  etc. 

"I  was  phsenogamic  curator  of  the  New  England  Botanical  Club  for 
1898  and  1899,  and  have  been  vice-president  since  1900. 

"I  have  been  secretary  of  the  Old  Cambridge  Shakespeare  Association 
since  1883. 

"Since  October,  1897, 1  have  been  associated  with  Mr.  William  Brew- 
ster of  Cambridge,  in  his  ornithological  museum  as  assistant  in  charge  of 
the  large  collection  of  birds  and  books,  and  I  am  an  active  member  of 
the  Nuttall  Ornithological  Club,  and  a  member  of  the  American  Orni- 
thological Union.  My  present  address  is  29  Brewster  Street,  Cambridge, 


*S.  NEWTON  DEXTER,  son  of  Andrew  and  Sarah  S.  (Gold) 
Dexter,  was  bom  May  19,  1848,  at  Whitesboro,  N.  Y.,  and  died 
of  consumption  in  New  York,  on  February  21,  1899.  His  family 
was  among  the  original  settlers  of  Oneida  County.  He  came  of 
the  New  England  family  of  Dexters,  a  member  of  which  gave 
to  Harvard  a  considerable  endowment  more  than  a  century^  ago. 
His  grandfather,  S.  Newton  Dexter,  who  was  a  nephew  of  Samuel 
Dexter,  of  President  John  Adams's  Cabinet,  was  one  of  the  promi- 
nent and  wealthy  men  of  his  time.  After  his  graduation,  in  1870, 
at  Harvard,  Dexter  edited  the  "  Rocky  Mountain  News  "  of 
Denver,  Colo.,  for  two  years,  and,  except  for  a  few  years  spent 
abroad,  was  connected  with  the  editorial  staflf  of  the  New  York 
"  Sun  "  from  that  time  up  to  the  date  of  his  death.  While  abroad 
in  the  year  1890  he  met  his  vnie,  a  pianiste  of  reputation  and 
publisher  of  several  musical  works,  a  resident  of  New  York,  of 
old  Knickerbocker  parentage,  her  mother  having  been  a  Cowen- 
hoven,  of  the  family  of  early  Dutch  settlers  of  that  name.  He 
was  married  August  10,  1892,  to  Marie  Lovell,  and  for  the  four 
years  prior  to  his  death  was  associate  editor,  with  liis  wife,  of  the 
"  Parisian  Magazine,"  of  which  they  were  the  owners  and  origina- 
tors, while  filling  at  the  same  time  his  position  as  a  night  editor 
on  the  New  York  "Sun."  He  was  a  man  of  fine  moral  sense,  of 
high  intellectuahty,  with  a  nature  of  the  truest  delicacy  and  re- 
finement. Although  by  education  and  association  he  was  a  Pro- 
testant, during  his  fife  he  had  always  a  strong  tendency  toward 
CathoHcism,  and  before  he  died  received  the  last  rites  of  the  Ro- 
man Church  ;  he  was  buried  from  the  Church  of  the  Pauhst 
Fathers,  where  high  mass  was  celebrated  by  the  Rev.  Alex.  P. 
Doyle.  The  pallbearers  were  Professors  Charles  F.  Chandler  and 
Charles  E.  Pellow  of  Columbia  University,  Edmund  Wetmore, 
John  Floyd,  Arthur  H.  Cutler,  and  W.  B.  Crittenden. 

ALEXANDER  JAMES  DALLAS  DIXON,  son  of  Fitz-Eugene 
and  Catherine  (Dallas)  Dixon,  was  bom  in  Philadelphia,  Octo- 
ber 4,  1850.  Prepared  for  college  at  Reginald  H.  Chase's  school, 
Philadelphia.  Studied  law  with  Morton  P.  Henry,  Philadelphia, 
and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  June  26,  1873;  is  residing  and  prac- 
tising law  in  Philadelphia,  his  office  address  being  221  South 
Fifth  Street.  Was  married  on  November  27,  1878,  to  Margaretta 
Sergeant  of  Harrisburg,  Penn.    House  address:  709  Pine  Street, 

38  CLASS   OF    1870 

Philadelphia.  Clubs:  Philadelphia  Club,  Racquet  Club,  Hunt- 
ingdon Valley  Golf  Club. 

JOHN  DIXWELL,  son  of  Epes  Sargent  and  Mary  IngersoU 
(Bowditch)  Dixwell,  was  bom  in  Cambridge,  Mass.,  March  21, 
1848.  He  prepared  for  college  at  a  private  Latin  school.  En- 
tered the  Harvard  Medical  School  in  the  fall  of  1870;  graduated 
with  the  degree  of  M.  D.,  1873;  has  practised  ever  since,  hav- 
ing his  house  and  office  at  52  West  Cedar  Street.  Has  been  the 
general  agent  of  the  Massachusetts  Society  for  the  Prevention 
of  Cruelty  to  Children ;  director  of  the  Industrial  Aid  Society  of 
Boston ;  physician  to  the  Boston  Dispensary ;  member  of  the  Bos- 
ton Natural  History  Society,  American  Society  for  the  Advance- 
ment of  Science,  Boston  Medical  Benevolent  Society,  Boston 
Medical  Library  Association;  visitor  for  the  Boston  Provident 
Society,  etc.,  director  of  the  American  InvaUd  Aid  Society,  and 
manager  of  the  Hospital  Music  Fund.  Is  interested  in  indus- 
trial and  charitable  works  here  and  elsewhere.  Professional 
specialty  of  greatest  interest  thus  far,  diseases  of  the  lungs  and 
heart.  Is  married  to  youngest  daughter  of  the  late  Captain  H. 
L.  Gumey. 

WILLIAM  WALTER  DODGE,  son  of  John  C.  and  Lucy  (Sher- 
man) Dodge,  was  bom  in  Cambridge,  Mass.,  June  25, 1849.  Was 
prepared  for  college  at  the  Cambridge  High  School.  Travelled 
abroad  after  graduation,  and  on  his  return  devoted  a  year  to  the 
study  of  English  and  German  literature,  attending  some  courses 
of  University  lectures ;  after  a  few  months  in  an  office,  entered  the 
Harvard  Law  School  in  1871;  received  the  degree  of  LL.  B.  in 
June,  1873,  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  July,  1874;  at  present 
is  travelling  abroad.  Residence,  Sparks  Street,  Cambridge,  Mass. 
[No  reply  received.] 

CHARLES  ACTON  DREW  was  born  October  9,  1848,  in  Chel- 
sea, Mass.  Prepared  for  college  at  the  Chelsea  High  School.  After 
graduation  studied  law;  was  admitted  to  the  bar  July  1,  1873, 
and  is  practising  in  Boston.  On  August  3,  1875,  was  married 
to  Hattie  W.  Clark,  of  Chelsea,  Mass.;  and  on  July  10,  1876, 
Bertha  Vincent  Drew  was  bom.  Residence  Newton,  Mass. 
Office,  Equitable  Building,  Boston. 


EDWARD  DUDLEY,  son  of  Thomas  H.  Dudley  and  Emmaline 
M.  Dudley,  was  bom  in  the  city  of  Camden,  N.  J.,  January  17, 
1849.  His  father  was  appointed  United  States  Consul  at  Liver- 
pool, England,  November,  1861,  and  remained  there  until  1872. 
Was  educated  and  prepared  for  college  at  the  Royal  Institu- 
tion School  of  Liverpool,  England.  After  graduation  travelled  in 
Europe  and  the  East,  returning  in  October,  1871;  was  then  ap- 
pointed United  States  deputy  consul  at  Liverpool,  England;  was 
soon  after  made  vice-consul,  having  full  charge  of  the  consulate ; 
returned  to  America  in  January,  1873;  studied  law  at  Camden, 
N.  J.,  with  Peter  L.  Voorhees,  Esq.,  and  began  to  practise  as  at- 
torney at  law  in  November,  1874;  is  practising  at  Camden;  in 
November,  1877,  was  admitted  as  counsellor  at  law;  in  February, 
1878,  was  appointed  by  the  chancellor  of  New  Jersey  a  special 
master  of  the  Court  of  Chancery;  was  also  appointed  a  Supreme 
Court  commissioner.  On  May  21,  1878,  was  married  to  Mary 
Shaw  Bird  of  Philadelphia;  and  on  April  1,  1879,  Edward  Law- 
rence Dudley  was  born.  Mrs.  Dudley  died  April  25,  1879.  No- 
vember 15,  1881,  was  married  to  Mary  Thurber  Brooks  of  Provi- 
dence, and  on  June  11,  1884,  May  Irene  Dudley  was  bom. 
Mrs.  Dudley  died  May  12,  1886.  On  July  15,  1895,  left  for  San 
Francisco  on  a  trip  around  the  world,  which  lasted  until  June, 
1896,  during  the  trip  visiting  Honolulu,  Japan,  China,  Siam, 
Singapore,  Penang,  Island  of  Ceylon,  India  from  Calcutta  to 
Bombay,  overland,  Arabia,  Egypt,  and  Europe.  On  March  4, 
1899,  was  married  to  Marie  Gordon  Mulock  of  New  York.  Is  a 
member  of  the  New  York  Yacht  Club,  the  University  Club  of 
New  York,  the  Manhattan  Club  of  New  York,  the  Union  League 
Club  of  Philadelphia,  the  Harvard  Club  of  Philadelphia,  the 
Philadelphia  Country  Club.  Summer  residence,  The  Grange, 
Camden,  N.  J.;  winter  residence,  1723  Locust  Street,  Philadel- 
phia.   Office,  33  North  2d  Street,  Camden,  N.  J. 

JOHN  DWIGHT,  son  of  John  and  Sarah  Ann  (Hastings)  Dwight, 
was  bom  in  South  Pljonouth,  Mass.,  August  20, 1844.  He  prepared 
for  college  at  PhilUps  Exeter  Academy.  In  October,  1870,  opened 
an  Enghsh  classical  school  for  both  sexes,  called  the  Rahway 
Institute,  in  Rahway,  N.  J.,  where  he  remained  until  August, 
1876,  when  he  was  appointed  master  of  the  Johnson  School  in 
Wobum,  Mass. ;  the  followng  year  became  master  of  the  Cum- 

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mings  School  in  the  same  town;  and  in  November,  1877,  was 
appointed  a  sub-master  in  the  Lincoln  School,  South  Boston;  in 
December,  1889,  was  transferred  to  the  Thomas  N.  Hart  School, 
Boston,  as  sub-master;  became  master  in  1895.  On  December  18, 
1873,  was  married  to  Helen  Louise  Woodruff  of  Rah  way;  and 
on  March  28,  1875,  Helen  Hastings  Dwight  was  bom;  she  died 
January  11,  1892;  Bernard  Woodruff  Dwight  was  bom  March 
30,  1881,  and  died  January  7,  1882;  Edith  Marion  Dwight  was 
bom  August  13,  1883,  and  John  Francis  Dwight,  October  20, 
1885.    Residence,  25  Algonquin  Street,  Dorchester,  Mass. 

CHARLES  CROOKE  EMOTT  was  bom  in  Poughkeepsie,  N.  Y., 
December  11,  1850.  Prepared  for  college  in  the  Poughkeepsie 
schools  and  under  a  private  tutor,  joining  the  Class  in  the  Sopho- 
more year.  Studied  law  in  New  York;  received  the  degree  of 
LL.  B.  from  Columbia  College  in  1872;  practised  law  in  New 
York  from  1873  to  1882,  when  he  became  secretary  of  the  John 
J.  Crooke  Company,  a  corporation  engaged  in  the  manufacture 
of  tin  and  lead  foil.  Resigned  this  position  in  January,  1905,  and 
is  not  now  engaged  in  any  business.  Is  a  member  of  the  Univer- 
sity Club  in  New  York,  and  of  the  Society  of  the  Cincinnati, 
Rhode  Island  Chapter.  Was  married  May  22,  1873,  to  Leila  C. 
Tuckerman  of  Cambridge,  Mass.  Has  one  son,  James,  born 
May  28,  1874.  Address,  Headley  Road,  Morristown,  N.  J. 

*ANDREW  OTIS  EVANS,  son  of  Hosea  Ballou  Evans  and  Har- 
riet French  (sister  of  Hon.  Jonas  H.  French),  was  bom  in  Boston, 
Mass.,  May  26,  1847.  He  was  brought  up  in  the  pubUc  schools 
of  his  native  city;  was  graduated  from  the  Brimmer  (Grammar) 
School  in  1860,  receiving  a  Franklin  medal;  entered  the  English 
High  School  the  same  year.  In  1862  he  was  awarded  the  prize 
for  "excellence  in  the  hterary  department,"  and  the  next  year 
he  received  one  for  "general  merit."  After  leaving  the  high 
school  he  spent  a  few  months  in  Europe,  confining  himself  prin- 
cipally to  the  study  of  German  in  Hanover;  returning  to  Boston 
in  the  fall  of  1865,  he  took  a  short  course  in  the  Pubhc  Latin 
School,  and  entered  Harvard  College  in  1866,  from  which  he  was 
graduated  in  the  year  1870.  After  a  year  spent  in  commercial 
pursuits  in  New  York,  he  returned  to  Cambridge,  and  entered 
the  Dane  Law  School,  remaining  one  year  there;   and  then  at- 


tended  the  Boston  University  Law  School  for  another  year,  re- 
ceiving from  the  latter  institution  his  degree  of  LL.  B.  in  1873. 
After  a  few  months  of  study  in  the  office  of  Brooks  &  Ball,  he 
began  the  practice  of  the  law  in  November,  1873,  and  was  pros- 
perous from  the  beginning.  His  health  faihng  him,  he  went  on 
an  extensive  tour  West  in  the  winter  of  1877,  going  by  steamer 
from  New  York  to  San  Francisco,  and  travelhng  for  six  months 
in  CaUfomia  and  other  Western  States,  In  the  winter  of  1878  he 
went  South  for  his  health ;  returned  the  following  May,  evidently 
improved,  and  remained  in  Boston  until  his  death,  September, 

BENJAMIN  MARVIN  FERNALD,  son  of  Benjamin  A.  Femald, 
was  born  February  14,  1847,  at  Great  Falls,  N.  H.  He  prepared 
for  college  at  Phillips  Exeter  Academy  and  under  a  private  tutor. 
Entered  the  law  office  of  Judge  Wiggin,  Exeter,  N.  H.,  where  he 
studied  until  April  16,  1873,  when  he  was  admitted  to  the  Rock- 
ingham Bar  and  to  a  partnership  with  Judge  Wiggin,  with  offices 
in  Exeter  and  Boston ;  was  made  justice  of  the  peace,  and  poUce 
justice  for  the  town  of  Exeter;  taught  a  grammar  school  from 
September,  1871,  until  July,  1872;  since  January  1,  1876,  has 
practised  in  Boston.  In  1881  and  1882  represented  the  town  of 
Melrose  in  the  legislature  of  Massachusetts;  was  chairman  of 
the  Committee  on  Taxation  there  in  1881,  and  was  on  the  Judiciary 
Committee  in  1882.  Delivered  the  address  on  Memorial  Day, 
1888,  before  the  U.  S.  Grant  Post  of  the  G.  A.  R.  at  Melrose. 
Represented  the  Sixth  Middlesex  District  in  the  Senate  of  Massa- 
chusetts in  1891  and  1892.  In  1891  was  chairman  of  the  Com- 
mittee on  Constitutional  Amendments,  and  a  member  of  the 
Judiciary  Committee.  In  1892  was  chairman  of  the  Judiciary 
Committee  and  chairman  of  Joint  Special  Committee  on  Public 
Reservation.  In  1892  was  appointed  chairman  of  the  Joint 
Special  Committee  to  revise  the  judicial  system  of  the  Com- 
monwealth, and  report  in  print  to  the  legislature  of  1893.  In 
1892  deUvered  the  address  on  Memorial  Day  at  Saugus.  On 
November  25,  1874,  was  married  to  Grace  Fuller  of  Cambridge, 
Mass.;  on  September  12,  1877,  Ethel  Fernald  was  born,  and  on 
February  9,  1893,  Paul  Fuller  Femald  was  bom.  April  22,  1895, 
Paul  Fuller  Fernald  died;  May  5,  1896,  Margaret  Fernald  was 
bom.    Is  a  director  in  the  Melrose  Cooperative  Bank,  a  member 

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of  the  Melrose  Savings  Bank  Corporation,  treasurer  and  director 
of  the  Fells  Ice  Company;  withdrew  from  the  firm  of  Wiggin  & 
Femald  January  1,  1900,  and  is  practising  law  at  28  State  Street, 
Boston,  Mass. 

GEORGE  HARRISON  FISHER,  son  of  Joshua  Francis  and 
EUza  (Middleton)  Fisher,  was  bom  in  Abington,  Montgomery 
County,  Pa.,  June  25,  1849.  He  prepared  for  college  at  St.  Paul's 
School,  Concord,  N.  H.  Pursued  the  study  of  the  law  in  the  office 
of  George  W.  Biddle,  Philadelphia,  until  March,  1873,  when  he 
was  admitted  to  the  bar.  On  April  20,  1876,  was  married  to 
Betsey  Riddle  of  Philadelphia.  On  March  12,  1877,  Anna  Fisher 
was  born,  and  on  October  29,  1881,  Francis  Fisher.  On  Janu- 
ary 18,  1899,  Anna  Fisher  was  married  to  WilUam  Howard  Hart 
of  Philadelphia;  Francis  Fisher  of  the  Class  of  1903,  Harvard, 
died  July  13,  1901.  Is  director  of  the  Library  Company  of  Phila- 
delphia, member  of  Council  of  Historical  Society  of  Pennsylvania, 
director  of  Athenaeum  of  Philadelphia,  vice-president  of  Penn- 
sylvania Institution  for  the  BUnd,  director  of  Philadelphia  Dis- 
pensary, treasurer  of  Fund  for  Disabled  Clergymen  of  the  Diocese 
of  Pennsylvania.  Clubs:  The  Philadelphia,  The  Philadelphia 
Country,  Huntingdon  Valley  Country,  Reform  Club  of  New 
York,  the  Shakespeare  Society  of  Philadelphia.  Office,  308 
Walnut  Street,  Philadelphia. 

ANDREW  FITZ,  son  of  Daniel  Poland  and  Sarah  Ellen  (Brown) 
Fitz,  was  bom  in  Pepperell,  Mass.,  September  27,  1849.  He  pre- 
pared for  college  at  the  Salem  High  School.  In  October,  1870, 
began  studying  law  with  Perry  &  Endicott,  Salem,  Mass. ;  was 
appointed  justice  of  the  peace  and  notary  pubUc  April  1,  1873; 
was  admitted  to  the  Essex  bar  October  3,  1873;  November  1, 
1877,  formed  a  partnership  for  the  practice  of  law  vdth  Tucker- 
man  ('68)  and  Huntington  ('70)  at  Salem.  Partnership  of  Tuck- 
erman,  Huntington  &  Fitz  dissolved  by  the  withdrawal  of  Tucker- 
man,  July  1,  1885;  new  partnership  of  Huntington  &  Fitz, 
July  1,  1885.  December,  1893,  was  elected  a  member  of  the 
School  Committee  of  Salem  for  three  years,  reelected  December, 
1896,  and  December,  1899,  and  served  nine  years.  Is  now  com- 
mander of  2d  Corps  Cadets,  M.  V.  M.,  having  joined  the  corps 
April  23,  1874,  and  having  been  elected  lieutenant -colonel  May, 


1903.  On  February  13,  1878,  was  married  to  Susie  J.  Chase 
of  Salem.  On  April  19,  1879,  Ellen  Mary  Fitz  was  bom;  and 
on  December  13,  1884,  Daniel  Chase  Fitz,  Harvard,  1905. 
Office,  256^  Essex  Street,  Salem. 

LAURENS  NORRIS  FRANCIS,  son  of  Ephraim  and  Maria 
Frances  (Goward)  Francis,  was  bom  in  Windham,  Vt.,  April  1, 
1844.  Prepared  for  college  at  the  Taunton,  Mass.,  High  School. 
From  August,  1870,  until  February,  1871,  was  principal  of  an 
academy  in  West  Randolph,  Vt.;  until  September,  1871,  studied 
law  with  Judge  Bennett  (Bennett  &  Fuller)  of  Taunton,  Mass. ; 
from  September,  1871,  until  January,  1872,  taught  at  Southboro', 
Mass.,  and  at  Cambridge  until  September,  1872,  when  he  re- 
turned to  the  Taunton  office,  at  the  same  time  entering  on  the 
duties  of  private  tutor  in  Judge  Bennett's  family;  in  September, 
1873,  was  admitted  to  the  bar,  and  in  the  following  December 
opened  an  office  in  Taunton ;  was  clerk  of  the  First  District  Court 
of  Bristol  from  1874  to  1879;  was  in  Common  Council  of  City 
of  Taunton,  1881  and  1882.  Was  married  to  IMinnie  Field  Wors- 
ley  June  20,  1883.  Their  only  child,  Marjorie  Worsley  Francis, 
was  bom  March  16,  1898.  Resides  at  19  Chnton  Street,  and  his 
office  is  at  Rooms  6  and  7  Crocker  Building,  Taunton,  Mass. 

THEODORE  FROTHINGHAM,  son  of  Theodore  Frothingham, 
was  bom  in  Boston,  March  22,  1849.  His  mother  was  a  daugh- 
ter of  Frederic  Wolcott  of  LitchjBeld,  Conn.  He  prepared  for 
college  under  Reginald  H.  Chase  of  Philadelphia,  joining  the 
Class  in  the  Sophomore  year.  Engaged  in  business  in  Philadelphia 
as  ship  broker  and  commission  merchant  from  graduation  until 
July,  1886;  then  became  connected  with  the  Solicitors'  Loan  and 
Trust  Company  as  secretary,  and  later  as  \'ice-president  and 
treasurer;  secretary  and  assistant  treasurer  of  the  Schuylkill 
River  East  Side  Railroad  Company  since  1886;  president  of  the 
Commercial  Trust  Company  from  1894  until  1900;  \'ice-presi- 
dent  and  treasurer  of  the  Philadelphia  Securities  Company  since 
1898,  and  secretary  of  the  Assets  ReaUzation  Company  since 
1900.  Was  director  of  Young  Men's  Christian  Association  for 
a  number  of  years,  also  director  of  Philadelphia  Orthopaedic 
Hospital  for  many  years  and  treasurer  for  three  years.  Director 
of  the  Pennsylvania  Institution  for  the  Deaf  and  Dumb  for  the 

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past  five  years,  and  as  director  is  connected  with  a  number  of 
other  corporations.  Vice-president  of  the  Harvard  Club  of  Phila- 
delphia from  1892-1895,  and  president  from  1895-1898.  Second 
vice-president  of  the  New  England  Society  of  Pennsylvania  from 
1901-1903,  and  now  president.  Member  of  the  Rittenhouse, 
Philadelphia  Country,  and  other  clubs.  May  22,  1888,  was  mar- 
ried to  Lucy  Jaudon  Harris  of  Philadelphia,  and  has  four  chil- 
dren: Theodore  Frothingham,  Jr.,  bom  April  19,  1889;  Thomas 
Harris  Frothingham,  bom  April  5,  1891;  Huntington  Wolcott 
Frothingham,  bom  September  19,  1893;  and  William  Bainbridge 
Frothingham,  born  October  30,  1898.  Address,  518  Walnut 
Street,  Philadelphia. 

FREDERIC  TIMOTHY  FULLER,  son  of  Richard  F.  and 
Sarah  K.  (Batchelder)  Fuller,  was  bom  in  Salem,  Mass.,  Sep- 
tember 11,  1850.  Prepared  for  college  at  the  Cambridge  High 
School.  Was  engaged  in  carrying  on  the  home  farm  at  Wayland, 
Mass.,  from  1870  to  1875,  when  he  accepted  the  position  of  in- 
structor in  English  at  Phillips  Exeter  Academy,  being  the  first 
teacher  employed  in  the  Enghsh  department,  then  recently 
founded.  After  teaching  for  three  years,  he  resigned  on  account 
of  physical  incapacity  for  the  work,  and  removed  to  Sioux  Falls, 
Dak.,  where  he  was  engaged  in  farming,  negotiating  loans,  etc., 
until  1881,  when  he  returned  to  Massachusetts  and  became  a 
reporter  on  the  staff  of  the  Boston  "  Traveller."  He  continued  in 
the  service  of  that  paper  as  State  House  reporter,  writer  of  politi- 
cal gossip,  and  editorial  assistant,  until  February,  1886,  when 
sedentary  overwork  resulted  in  inflammation  of  the  spine  and  a 
complete  physical  breakdown.  After  some  months  he  recovered 
sufficiently  to  resume  newspaper  work  as  editor  of  the  Charles- 
town  "  Tribune  "  and  State  House  correspondent  for  the  "  Tran- 
script "  and  other  papers ;  but  shortly  afterward  succumbed  to  a 
mental  disorder  due  to  overwork  and  anxiety.  Is  now  in  apparent 
good  health.  In  January,  1885,  his  article  in  the  Boston  "  Literary 
World,"  entitled  "Hawthome  and  Margaret  Fuller,"  was  widely 
commented  upon.  In  1893  and  1894  drafted  and  secured  the 
passage  of  an  "  Act  for  the  Reclamation  of  the  Sudbury  Meadows, 
and  the  protection  of  the  public  health  in  the  valleys  of  the  Con- 
cord and  Sudbury  rivers."  Now  receives  private  pupils  for  col- 
lege and  preparatory  work.    Was  married  November  2,  1871,  to 


Ella  J.  Sherman  of  Wayland.  August  5,  1872,  Mabel  Warren 
Fuller  was  born;  May  8,  1877,  Clara  Margaret  Fuller;  April  2, 
1879,  Lucy  Fuller;  May  27,  1885,  Edwin  Sherman  Fuller; 
March  22,  1887,  Richard  Frederick  Fuller;  and  May  27,  1888, 
Willard  Perrin  Fuller.  Address,  Cheever  Street,  Mattapan, 

*JAMES  BUCHANAN  GALLOWAY,  son  of  Andrew  Jackson 
and  Rebecca  (Buchanan)  Galloway,  was  bom  at  Galloway  Post 
Office,  Illinois,  March  2,  1848.  He  prepared  for  college  at  the 
Chicago  High  School  and  under  private  tutors,  entering  with  the 
Class  in  the  fall  of  1866.  After  graduation  he  became  junior 
partner  of  the  firm  of  Andrew  J.  Galloway  &  Son,  dealers  and 
brokers  in  real  estate,  Chicago,  111.,  at  the  same  time  reading  law; 
in  the  spring  of  1877  left  the  real-estate  business,  and  was  ad- 
mitted to  the  bar  in  April,  1878.  Until  January  1,  1890,  was  alone 
in  the  practice  of  law,  on  which  date  he  formed  a  partnership  with 
Francis  O.  Lyman  ('71),  and  James  Patton,  under  the  name  of 
Galloway,  Lyman  &  Patton,  for  doing  a  real-estate  and  mort- 
gage loan  business,  meanwhile  keeping  his  individual  practice  of 
the  law  till  May  1,  1895,  when  he  admitted  a  law  partner,  Adolph 
Traub,  under  the  name  of  Galloway  &  Traub.  In  May,  1896, 
the  firm  of  Galloway,  Lyman  &  Patton  was  dissolved.  Galloway 
printed  a  brochure  on  Captain  John  Smith,  and  wrote  a  number 
of  articles  on  local  matters,  published  in  "  The  Economist "  and 
other  Chicago  papers,  the  most  important  one  being  a  report  on 
the  United  States  government  work  on  the  Chicago  and  Calumet 
Harbors  and  Rivers,  prepared  for  the  Chicago  Real  Estate 
Board  in  1899.  Was  a  member  of  the  Real  Estate  Board  of 
Chicago  and  the  Real  Estate  Exchange  of  Boston,  also  of  the 
University  Club  of  Chicago,  of  which  at  one  time  he  was  president. 
For  two  years  he  had  been  a  great  sufferer  from  an  affection  of 
the  throat,  undergoing  three  operations,  wliich  afforded  only 
temporary  relief.  Through  his  long  and  painful  illness,  he  pre- 
served his  indomitable  courage,  striving  with  true  heroism  to 
regain  what  had  been  lost  in  a  time  of  financial  disaster.  He  died 
March  28,  1904.  Galloway  was  an  enthusiastic  Harvard  man 
and  a  most  loyal  member  of  the  Class.  He  left  a  widow  and  two 
children,  —  Robert  Slocum  Galloway,  bom  January  17,  1893, 
and  Henry  James  Galloway,  bom  August  16,  1894. 

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THOMAS  BRATTLE  GANNETT,  son  of  WilUam  WTiiteworth 
and  Charlotte  (Sanger)  Gannett,  was  born  in  Roxbury,  Mass., 
July  29,  1849.  Prepared  for  college  at  the  Cambridge  Latin 
School.  Left  College  at  the  end  of  his  Junior  year,  but  received 
his  degree  of  A.  B.  on  Commencement,  1897.  Since,  1871  has  been 
in  the  sugar  refining  business.  Was  married  December  18, 1873,  to 
Edith  Francis  Bates;  has  four  children:  Thomas  Brattle,  Jr., 
bom  February  28,  1876  (Harvard,  1897) ;  Edith,  born  June  5, 
1877;  Charlotte  Sanger,  born  August  20,  1878;  and  Robert 
Tileston,  born  May  12,  1893.    Residence,  Cambridge. 

*FREDERIC  WILLIAM  GOD  ON,  son  of  Rear- Admiral  Syl- 
vanus  W.  Godon  of  the  United  States  Navy  and  Sarah  K. 
(Nevins)  Godon,  was  bom  at  Philadelphia,  June  3,  1848.  He 
studied  at  home  with  his  father  until  thirteen  years  of  age,  when 
he  attended  a  Latin  school  in  Philadelphia ;  he  afterwards  passed 
about  a  year  at  the  Polytechnic  College  of  Pennsylvania,  and 
completed  his  preparation  for  college  mth  WilHam  A.  Kilburn 
at  Lancaster,  Mass.,  entering  with  the  Class  in  1866.  After 
graduation  he  began  the  study  of  medicine  in  the  office  of  Pro- 
fessor W.  H.  Van  Buren,  New  York;  was  connected  with  the 
Charity  Hospital  at  Blackwell's  Island,  and  took  the  degree  of 
M.  D.  at  the  Bellevue  Hospital  Medical  College  in  April,  1872; 
was  then  assistant  at  the  Infants'  Hospital,  Randall's  Island, 
N.  Y.,  until  the  summer  of  1872,  when  he  went  abroad,  where 
he  pursued  his  studies  in  Ireland  and  on  the  Continent.  He 
received,  besides  the  degree  mentioned  above,  that  of  Licentiate 
of  the  King  and  Queen's  College  of  Physicians,  Ireland,  in  Oc- 
tober, 1872,  and  of  Licentiate  in  Midwifery,  in  November, 
1872.  He  returned  to  New  York  in  the  summer  of  1874,  and 
began  the  practice  of  his  profession;  but  in  the  fall  of  1875 
removed  to  San  Francisco.  During  his  college  course  he  was  a 
frequent  contributor  to  the  daily  and  college  papers,  and  he  after- 
wards wrote  several  medical  treatises.  He  was  a  member  of  a 
number  of  medical  and  scientific  societies.  He  died  suddenly,  of 
quick  consumption,  at  San  Rafael,  Cal.,  September  22,  1876, 
aged  twenty-eight  years  and  three  months. 

*SAMUEL  FAY  GREENE  was  born  at  Pittsfield,  N.  H.,  Feb- 
ruary 25,  1846.  He  attended  the  district  schools  and  the  academy 


in  his  native  place  until  he  was  fourteen,  when  he  left  school  and 
followed  the  occupation  of  a  farmer.  In  his  eighteenth  year  he 
began  to  fit  for  college,  and  entered  the  Sophomore  class  at  Dart- 
mouth in  1867;  in  September,  1868,  he  joined  the  Class  of  1870 
(Harvard)  as  a  Junior.  From  September,  1870,  until  March, 
1871,  he  was  principal  of  a  grammar  school  at  Tarrytown,  N.  Y.; 
until  the  summer  of  1872  was  principal  of  the  Gale  Grammar 
School  at  Troy,  N.  Y.,  at  the  same  time  reading  law  in  the  office 
of  Banker,  Rising  &  Boise;  passed  the  year  of  1872-73  abroad, 
and  on  his  return  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  St.  Louis,  where  he 
practised  up  to  the  time  of  his  death.  He  died,  of  malarial  fever 
and  diphtheria,  October  16, 1877,  at  Colhns\ille,  111.,  aged  thirty- 
one  years  and  eight  months. 

RICHARD  THEODORE  GREENER,  son  of  Richard  Wesley 
and  Mary  Ann  (Le  Brune)  Greener,  was  born  in  Philadelphia, 
January  30,  1844.  Prepared  for  college  at  the  Phillips  Andover 
Academy.  September,  1870,  principal  Male  Department  Institute 
Philadelphia,  Pa. ;  January,  1872,  principal  Sumner  High  School, 
Washington,  D.  C.  WTiile  in  this  position  became  associate  editor 
of  "New  National  Era  and  Citizen."  Was  appointed  law  clerk 
in  the  office  of  the  attorney  for  the  District  of  Columbia.  October, 
1873,  elected  professor  of  mental  and  moral  philosophy  and  logic 
in  the  University  of  South  CaroUna  at  Columbia,  S.  C;  1875-77 
member  of  the  Board  of  Health  of  Columbia;  did  excellent  ser- 
^^ce  in  matters  of  drainage  and  the  city  water  supply;  1875 
elected  a  member  of  the  American  Philological  Association,  and 
elected  by  the  legislature  a  member  of  the  commission  to  re- 
vise the  school  system  of  the  State.  While  performing  the  duties 
of  his  own  professorship  in  the  South  Carolina  University,  he 
assisted  in  the  departments  of  Latin  and  Greek,  Mathematics, 
and  Constitutional  History,  pursued  at  the  same  time  the  study  of 
law,  and  was  graduated  from  the  Law  School  of  the  University 
of  South  Carolina  in  1876;  December  20  was  admitted  to  the 
Supreme  Court  of  the  State,  after  examination  in  open  court.  In 
the  campaign  of  1876  he  took  a  prominent  part  for  Hayes  and 
Wheeler,  and  the  Chamberlain  government  in  South  Carolina. 
While  professor  in  the  South  Carolina  University  he  acted  as 
librarian,  from  May  to  November,  1875,  rearranging  the  27,000 
volumes  of  that  rare  Ubrary,  and  began  the  preparation  of  a  cata- 

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logue.  A  special  committee  of  the  General  Assembly,  December, 
1875,  said:  "We  commend,  especially,  the  incalculable  benefits 
which  the  untiring  efforts  of  Professor  Greener  have  added  to  the 
library  of  the  University,  through  which  a  complete  and  perfect 
classification  of  the  books  has  been  made,  and  the  whole  ap- 
pearance of  the  Ubrary  improved."  In  April,  1877,  he  was  sum- 
moned to  Washington,  before  the  Committee  of  Congress ;  May  22, 
1877,  he  was  appointed  by  Hon.  D.  M.  Key,  Postmaster  Gen- 
eral to  a  clerkship  in  the  Post  OflBce  Department;  July  26,  1877, 
after  passing  a  ci^^l  service  examination,  he  was  appointed  by 
Secretary  Sherman  a  first-class  clerk  in  the  Treasury  Depart- 
ment; April  14,  1877,  was  admitted  to  the  Supreme  Court  of  the 
District  of  Columbia,  on  motion  of  Hon.  WilHam  A.  Cook;  De- 
cember, 1877,  became  Dean  of  the  Law  Department  of  Howard 
University,  ser\'ing  until  1880.  He  began  the  active  practice  of 
law,  1878,  a  member  of  the  firm  of  Cook  &  Greener.  He  devoted 
much  time  to  hterary  and  pohtical  work,  being  in  active  demand 
as  a  speaker  and  writer.  In  1880  he  was  promoted  to  be  law 
clerk  to  the  First  Comptroller,  Judge  WilMam  Lawrence,  and 
helped  edit  the  first  three  volumes  of  Lawrence's  Reports.  In 
1879  he  was  made  secretary  of  the  Exodus  Committee,  and  as 
such  lectured  in  St.  Louis,  Chicago,  New  York,  and  Boston  on  the 
reasons  for  it,  and  debated  the  question  with  Frederick  Douglass 
at  the  Social  Science  Congress  at  Saratoga,  September  13,  1879. 
He  volunteered  to  defend  the  colored  Cadet  "NMiittaker,  1880,  at 
West  Point,  accused  of  mutilating  himself.  The  case  became  a 
celebrated  one.  Mr.  Greener  demanded  a  court-martial  for  the 
cadet,  after  the  decision  of  the  Court  of  Inquiry,  which  was  re- 
fused by  the  West  Point  authorities,  and  considered  untenable  by 
the  United  States  Attorney  General  and  the  Judge  Advocate  Gen- 
eral. Mr.  Greener  presented,  in  1880,  a  legal  demand  upon  the 
Secretary  of  War,  which,  after  careful  consideration  by  Attorney 
General  Devens,  was  granted,  December  28,  1880,  thus  estab- 
lishing the  precedent  that  a  cadet  at  the  United  States  INIilitary 
Academy  is  an  officer  of  the  United  States  Army.  This  case  lasted 
two  years,  and  cost  the  United  States  government  over  $50,000. 
January  20  to  June  15,  1881,  he  was  associated  with  Daniel  H. 
Chamberlain  in  the  defence  of  Cadet  "WTiittaker  at  the  court- 
martial  held  in  New  York  city.  In  March,  1882,  he  resigned  his 
law  clerkship  to  practise  law.    In  1882  he  received  the  degree 


of  LL.  D.  from  the  College  of  Monrovia.  Professor  Greener  was 
a  member  of  the  Republican  conference  held  at  New  York,  Au- 
gust 4,  1880,  which  united  the  Republican  factions  for  Garfield, 
representing  South  Carolina,  from  1876  to  1880  having  been 
president  of  the  South  CaroHna  Repubhcan  Club  at  Washington. 
From  1875  to  1881  he  represented  that  State  in  the  "Union 
League  of  America."  He  was  one  of  the  "  Committee  of  Thirty," 
Washington,  D.  C,  on  the  inauguration  of  Garfield  and  Arthur, 
having  taken  an  active  part  in  the  campaign  of  1880,  speaking 
in  Ohio,  Indiana,  New  York,  New  Jersey,  Maryland,  and  Penn- 
sylvania. Li  1871,  1873,  1875,  and  1876  he  headed  delegations  of 
RepubHcans  and  colored  men,  who  waited  upon  President  Grant, 
and  enjoyed  the  personal  friendship  and  respect  of  the  general, 
who  first  met  him  while  vusiting  Harvard  College  in  1868.  It  was 
to  Professor  Greener  that  General  Grant,  in  1876,  made  the  signifi- 
cant remark,  "  It 's  time  to  unload."  In  1884  he  took  part  in  the 
campaign,  speaking  for  the  Repubhcans  in  Massachusetts,  New 
York,  New  Jersey,  Pennsylvania,  Ohio,  Indiana,  Maryland,  and 
West  Virginia.  On  the  death  of  General  Grant,  July  23,  1885, 
he  was  chosen  one  of  the  Trustees  of  the  Grant  Monument  Asso- 
ciation, New  York  City,  and  from  1885-92  served  as  the  secretary 
of  the  association.  From  October,  1885,  to  April,  1890,  he  was 
chief  examiner  of  the  Civil  Service  Boards  of  New  York  city  and 
County.  In  1892  he  took  part,  as  a  Republican,  in  the  campaign 
in  New  Jersey,  New  York,  and  Connecticut,  under  the  auspices 
of  the  National  Committee.  In  1894  he  was  a  delegate  to  the 
Unitarian  Conference  at  Saratoga,  and  to  the  American  Mis- 
sionary Association  at  Lowell,  Mass.  He  was  secretary  of  the 
Irish  Parhamentary  Fund,  1886-87,  which  raised  $150,000  for 
Pamell  and  Gladstone,  and  was  secretary  of  the  meeting  at  the 
Academy  of  Music,  New  York  city,  at  which  resolutions  were 
sent  to  Gladstone.  In  reform  movements  in  New  York  city, 
since  1885,  he  has  been  active  for  good  government  and  clean 
politics,  but  always  as  a  Repubhcan.  He  was  prominent  in  the 
reorganization  of  the  Republican  party  of  New  York  city,  under 
the  Committee  of  Thirty;  was  one  of  the  incorporators  of  the 
Riverside  Republican  Club.  He  was  an  alternate  to  the  Repub- 
lican State  Convention,  October,  1894,  which  nominated  Gov- 
ernor Morton,  and  a  zealous  worker  against  Tammany  in  favor 
of  reform  city  pohtics;   was  one  of  the  associate  editors  of  the 

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"National  Encyclopaedia  of  American  Biography."    He  was  ap- 
pointed by  President  McKinley  Commercial  Agent  of  the  United 
States  at  Vladivostok,  East  Siberia,  where  he  has  been  very  ac- 
tive in  promoting  the  interests  of  his  comitry  and  has  been  the 
recipient  of  much  commendation  for  the  success  and  abiUty 
with  which  he  has  conducted  his  office.    In  1892  the  Chinese 
government  conferred  on  him  the  Order  of  the  Double  Dragon, 
second  class,  third  grade,  for  services  rendered  Chinese  mer- 
chants and  for  aid  in  succoring  the  Shansi  famine  sufferers.    He 
was  married  September,  1874,  to  Gene\ieve  Ida  Fleet  of  Wash- 
ington. Their  children  are :  Horace  Kempton,  bom  September  11, 
1875,  died  May  11,  1876;  Mary  Louise,  bom  January  27,  1877, 
now  a  Sophomore  in  the  Girls'  Normal  School,  New  York  city; 
Russell  Lowell,  bom  February  2,  1878,  now  a  Sophomore  in 
College  of  City  of  New  York;  Belle  Marion,  bom  November  26, 
1879,  now  in  Teachers'  College,  New  York  city;   Ethel  Alice, 
bom  December  20,  1880;  Theodora  Gene\aeve,  bom  February 
22, 1886;  Charles  Woodman,  born  August  10,  died  November  11, 

(My  last  report  from  Greener  was  in  1903,  but  at  the  outbreak 
of  the  war  with  Japan  he  was  still  at  Madivostok.  T.  B.  T.) 

HERMAN  JOHN  GROESBECK,  son  of  William  S.  and  Eliza- 
beth (Brunet)  Groesbeck,  was  bom  in  Cincinnati  September  12, 
1849.  Prepared  for  college  at  private  schools  in  Cincinnati.  After 
graduation  studied  medicine  in  Edinburgh  and  Paris;  was 
graduated  at  the  Royal  College  of  Surgeons,  Edinburgh;  re- 
ceived the  degree  of  M.  D.  March  1,  1873,  and  L.  R.  C.  S.,  Edin- 
burgh, 1875.  On  November  5,  1872,  was  married  to  EUzabeth 
Perry  of  Cincinnati.  The  dates  of  the  births  of  his  children  are 
as  follows:  Elizabeth  G.  Groesbeck,  July  20,  1873;  WilUam  G. 
Groesbeck,  September  1,  1874;  Herman  V.  Groesbeck,  June  23, 
1876  (died  May  3,  1883);  Perry  Gray  Groesbeck,  March  23, 
1879  (died  May  4,  1883);  and  Herman  G.  Groesbeck,  August  5, 
1884.    (No  reply  received.) 

WILLIAM  GARDNER  HALE.  By  profession,  student  and 
teacher.  Was  tutor  in  Latin  in  Harvard  College  in  1874-76; 
in  1876-77  studied  abroad,  as  Harvard  Travelling  Fellow,  in 
Leipzig,  Gottingen,  and  Rome;   in  1877-80  was  again  tutor  in 


Latin  in  Harvard  College;  in  1880  was  called  to  the  professor- 
ship of  the  Latin  Language  and  Literature  in  Cornell  University, 
and  in  1892  to  the  head  professorship  of  the  Latin  Language 
and  Literature  in  the  University  of  Chicago,  where  he  now  is. 
Received  the  degree  of  LL.  D.  from  Union  University  at  the 
Centennial  of  1895,  and  from  Princeton  University  at  the  Sesqui- 
centennial  of  1896.  Was  president  of  the  American  Philological 
Association  in  1892;  was  member  and  chairman  of  the  Latin 
Conference,  the  report  of  which  is  pubhshed  in  the  "  Report  of 
the  Committee  of  Ten,"  1894;  was  member  of  the  subsequent 
similar  committee,  appointed  by  the  American  Philological  Asso- 
ciation and  the  American  Educational  Association,  the  report  of 
which  was  pubhshed  by  both  bodies  in  1899.  Has  been  associate 
editor  of  the  "Classical  Review"  since  1888.  Was  appointed 
annual  director  of  the  American  School  of  Classical  Studies  at 
Athens  for  the  year  1888-89,  but  dechned;  was  made  chairman 
of  the  committee  appointed  to  determine  whether  it  was  feasible 
to  estabUsh  an  American  School  of  Classical  Studies  in  Rome, 
and,  later,  permanent  chairman  of  the  managing  committee. 
Was  sent  out  as  director,  to  estabhsh  the  school,  in  the  year 
1895-96.  Discovered  in  the  Vatican  Library  a  manuscript  of 
Catullus  of  the  first  importance,  hitherto  concealed  under  a  false 
number.  Resigned  the  chairmanship  of  the  managing  committee 
in  1899.  Has  pubhshed  the  following,  beside  a  number  of  short 
papers,  and  occasional  contributions  to  "  The  Nation : "  "  The  Se- 
quence of  Tenses  in  Latin,"  in  the  "  American  Journal  of  Philo- 
logy," vol.  vii,  4,  vol.  viii,  1,  and  vol,  ix.  2  (also  reprinted);  "The 
Cwm-Constructions :  their  History  and  Functions,"  forming 
Parts  I  and  II  of  No.  1  of  the  Cornell  Studies  in  Classical  Philo- 
logy, 1888-89;  "  Die  CwTTi-Konstruktionen :  ihre  Geschichte  und 
ihre  Funktionen,"  being  a  translation  of  the  above,  by  A.  Neitzert, 
with  an  introduction  by  Berthold  Delbriick,  Teubner,  1891 ;  "  The 
Art  of  reading  Latin:  How  to  teach  it,"  1887;  "L'Art  de  hre  le 
Latin:  comment  il  faut  I'enseigner,"  being  a  translation  of  the 
above,  by  Keelhoff,  1890;  "Aims  and  Methods  of  Classical 
Study,"  1888;  "  Democracy  and  Education,"  "  Proceedings  of  the 
American  Philological  Association,"  vol.  xxiv  (being  the  presi- 
dent's address  for  the  year  1893);  "The  Place  of  the  University 
in  American  Life,"  "Current  Topics,"  November,  1893  (being 
the  Convocation  Address  of  the  University  of  Chicago  for  July, 

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1893) ;  "  Should  Greek  be  required  for  the  Degree  of  Bachelor  of 
Arts  ?"  Report  of  the  National  Congress  of  Education  for  1893; 
"'Extended'  and  'Remote'  Dehberatives  in  Greek,"  "Transac- 
tions of  the  American  Philological  Association,"  vol.  xxiv  (also 
reprinted) ;  "  The  Anticipatory  Subjunctive  in  Greek  and  Latin," 
1894,  being  a  pre-print  from  the  first  volume  of  the  University  of 
Chicago  "  Studies  in  Classical  Philology; "  "  Un  nuovo  manoscritt 
di  CatuUo,"  in  "Reports  of  the  Reale  Accademia  dei  Lincei," 
Rome,  1896;  the  "Codex  Romanus  of  Catullus,"  "Classical  Re- 
view," July,  1896;  "  Der  Codex  Romanus  des  Catull,"  "  Hermes  " 
xxxiv,  1  (1899);  Reports  as  chairman  and  director  of  the  School 
in  Rome,  "American  Journal  of  Archaeology,"  1896-1899.  Has 
in  company  with  Professor  Buck  of  the  University  of  Chicago  a 
Latin  Grammar  for  Schools  and  Colleges  (Forms  by  Mr.  Buck, 
Syntax  by  Mr.  Hale)  in  the  press  of  Ginn  &  Co.  (1900).  Was 
married,  in  1883,  to  Harriet  Knowles  Swinburne  of  Newport, 
R.  I.,  and  has  four  children:  Swinburne,  born  1884;  Virginia 
Swinburne,  1887;  Margaret,  1891;  and  Gardner,  1894.  [From 
last  Report.    No  reply  received.] 

*JOSEPH  HEALY,  son  of  John  Plummer  Healy  and  Mary 
Stickney  (Barker)  Healy,  was  bom  in  Boston,  Mass.,  August  6, 
1849.  For  four  years  he  attended  the  Chauncy  Hall  School ;  in  the 
fall  of  1860  he  entered  the  Boston  Public  Latin  School,  where  he 
completed  the  full  term  of  six  years,  winning  during  the  course 
twenty-one  Lawrence  prizes,  and  being  graduated  at  the  head  of 
his  class,  with  first  prize  for  declamation  and  first  Franklin  medal. 
Entering  College  wdthout  conditions,  he  was  a  diligent  and  suc- 
cessful student,  joining  the  Phi  Beta  Kappa  in  his  Junior  year. 
Upon  graduation  he  began  the  study  of  law  as  a  student  in  his 
father's  ofiice,  and  in  the  fall  of  1871  entered  the  Harvard  Law 
School,  where  he  received  the  degree  of  LL.  B.  in  1873 ;  the  sum- 
mer of  1872  was  passed  in  Europe.  Healy  was  admitted  to  the 
bar  September  16,  1873,  and  at  once  began  to  practise  law  in 
Boston,  in  partnership  with  Otis  Norcross,  Jr.  ('70),  the  firm  of 
Healy  &  Norcross  continuing  until  his  death.  He  was  admitted 
to  practise  in  the  Supreme  Court  of  the  United  States,  at  Wash- 
ington, D.  C,  March  22,  1880.  He  was  one  of  the  trustees  of  the 
valuable  estate  of  the  late  Peter  B.  Brigham  and  of  the  Franklin 
Savings  Bank  of  Boston;  secretary  and  treasurer  of  the  Boston 


Latin  School  Association;  vice-president  of  the  Young  Men's 
Benevolent  Society;  a  member  of  the  Boston  Bar  Association, 
the  Union,  St.  Botolph,  Pendennis,  and  Boston  Antiquarian 
clubs,  the  Boston  Memorial  Society,  and  the  Bunker  Hill  Monu- 
ment Association;  and  at  the  time  of  his  death  was  serving  his 
second  term  as  a  member  of  the  Boston  Common  Council.  In 
the  year  1878  he  dehvered,  in  the  Boston  Music  Hall,  the  annual 
Fourth  of  July  oration  before  the  city  government.  He  married 
September  26,  1877,  in  BrookHne,  Mass.,  AHce  Hale  Bird,  and 
had  one  daughter,  Helen  Richards  Healy,  born  May  26,  1878. 
Miss  Healy  was  married  in  the  Island  of  Cyprus,  January  25, 
1905,  to  Captain  Herbert  Cumming  French  of  the  Royal  Army 
Medical  Corps.  After  leaving  college  Healy  enjoyed  his  usual 
good  health.  Friday  morning,  April  16,  1880,  he  awoke  in  severe 
pain;  but  ha\ang  an  early  business  engagement,  he  rode  to  his 
office;  the  pain  increasing,  he  soon  returned  home,  saying  that 
he  would  be  back  in  two  or  three  hours.  His  family  physician  was 
at  once  summoned,  but  did  not  reheve  him.  The  cause  of  his  ill- 
ness proved  to  be  peritonitis,  accompanied  by  hernia.  Saturday, 
though  very  weak,  he  was  thought  to  be  out  of  danger;  but  he 
did  not  rally,  and  died  shortly  before  midnight  on  Sunday,  April  18. 
He  was  buried  from  King's  Chapel  April  22,  the  character  of  the 
audience  which  filled  the  church  attesting  the  estimation  in  which 
he  was  held  by  his  friends  and  the  community.  His  classmates 
will  appreciate  the  justice  of  the  following  tribute,  written  by  one 
of  their  number,  which  appeared  editorially  in  the  Boston  "  Daily 
Advertiser,"  on  the  day  after  his  funeral:  — 

"It  seldom  happens,  in  a  city  so  large  as  ours,  that  the  death  of  so 
young  a  man  as  Joseph  Healy  is  so  manifest  a  loss  to  the  whole  commu- 
nity; and  yet,  to  those  who  have  always  known  him,  he  has  seemed  to 
be  only  steadily  and  consistently  fulfilling  the  promises  of  his  early  youth. 
Blessed  with  excellent  abilities  and  an  untiring  industry,  the  tasks  at  school 
which  others  of  perhaps  equal  ability  but  less  application  sometimes  mas- 
tered, he  never  failed  to  master;  and  that  he  should  lead  his  class  and 
gain  the  most  of  the  prizes  which  the  Latin  School  could  award  followed 
almost  as  a  matter  of  course. 

"Entering  Harvard  thus  prepared,  and  doing  his  college  work  with 
the  same  ability  and  fidelity  that  had  characterized  him  at  school,  he  was 
graduated  with  high  standing  in  the  largest  class  that  had  then  left  the 
College,  and  was  ready  to  enter  on  the  work  of  his  profession  and  of  his 
life.    And  now  was  developed  a  generous  public  spirit  which  was  alone 

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necessary  to  round  out  and  complement  a  character  whose  capacity  for 
increasing  the  general  good  seemed  almost  without  limit.  Circumstances 
favored  him;  but  there  are  few  enough  who  wiU  conscientiously  do  the 
works  which  others  from  day  to  day  assign  them.  There  are  fewer  still 
who  will  cheerfully  and  conscientiously  do  thankless  work,  however 
praiseworthy,  which  they  have  assigned  themselves.  It  was  desirable, 
for  instance,  that  interest  should  be  revived  in  the  Boston  Young  Men's 
Benevolent  Society,  whose  founders  long  since  ceased  to  be  young  men. 
Clearly,  whoever  revived  that  interest  would  only  have  his  trouble  to 
reward  his  pains;  but  Healy  interested  himself  and  his  friends  in  the 
cause,  and  with  substantial  results.  Again,  it  was  well  for  Boston  and 
her  most  famous  school  that  the  Latin  School  Association  should  be  made 
an  active  organization;  and  so,  though  never  making  himself  particularly 
prominent,  he  did  the  work  which  has  gone  far  toward  making  the 
society  a  permanent  instrument  for  good.  And  so  the  list  might  be  ex- 
tended of  cases  in  which  he  quietly  did  disinterested  labor  for  the  general 
welfare.  Faithful  and  intelligent  service  in  the  Common  Council  was 
bringing  him  into  a  larger  circle  of  acquaintance  and  recognition;  but  the 
qualities  which  commanded  universal  respect  and  esteem  in  the  council 
chamber  were  only  the  results  of  the  development  of  his  early  principles 
and  character  in  a  larger  field.  The  purpose  of  this  notice  is  merely  to 
mention  certain  points  of  character  which  made  the  subject  of  this  sketch 
a  man  whom  the  community  could  ill  afford  to  lose.  Of  the  further 
qualities  which  endeared  him  to  his  domestic  and  social  circles,  this  is  not 
the  place  to  speak.  Let  it  be  simply  said  that  his  fidelity  to  his  duty  was 
only  equalled  by  his  fidelity  to  his  friends." 

JOHN  EDWIN  HILL,  son  of  John  and  Sarah  Ann  (Simonds) 
Hill,  was  bom  in  Stoneham,  Mass.,  August  23,  1848.  He  pre- 
pared for  college  at  Phillips  Exeter  Academy.  Until  the  spring  of 
1873  was  with  John  Hill  &  Co.,  manufacturers  and  dealers  in 
boots  and  shoes,  Boston;  then  carried  on  the  same  business  under 
the  fiirm  name  of  John  E.  Hill  &  Co.  For  the  past  two  years  has 
been  engaged  as  selhng  agent  in  the  same  line  of  business.  Office, 
46  Lincoln  Street,  Boston.  Married  December  24,  1892,  Caroline 
Ella  Manning  of  Rockland,  Me.  Edwin  Manning  Hill,  bom 
December  22,  1894. 

*THOMAS  LESLIE  HINCKLEY,  son  of  Thomas  Hewes  Hinck- 
ley and  Sally  Ann  (Bent)  Hinckley  of  Milton,  was  born  in  IVIil- 
ton,  Mass.,  January  13,  1849.  He  was  fitted  for  college  at  the 
IVIilton  Academy,  entering  the  Class  of  1869  in  the  fall  of  1865. 
Severe  illness  necessitated  his  withdrawal  from  College  for  a 


year,  and  on  his  return  in  1867  he  joined  the  Class  of  1870. 
After  graduation  he  was  for  some  time  in  the  employ  of  the 
Hickory  Coal  Company  of  Philadelphia,  but  afterwards  went  to 
San  Buena  Ventura,  Cal.,  where  he  engaged  in  the  business  of 
sheep-raising,  and  where  he  was  joined  by  Hoar  ('70).  He  died, 
after  a  lingering  illness,  in  San  Francisco,  on  November  1,  1875, 
aged  twenty-seven  years. 

CHARLES  EMERSON  HOAR,  son  of  Ebenezer  Rockwood 
and  Caroline  Downes  (Brooks)  Hoar,  was  bom  in  Concord, 
Mass.,  March  27,  1850.  He  prepared  for  college  at  Phillips 
Exeter  Academy.  After  graduation  he  was  for  four  years  in  the 
railroad  business  in  Nebraska  and  Iowa;  then  went  to  CaUfomia, 
and  for  thirty  years  has  been  engaged  in  stock-raising  and  farm- 
ing.   Address,  Simi,  Ventura  Co.,  Cal. 

(The  following  extract  from  Hoar's  letter  to  me,  although  not 
intended  to  be  printed  in  the  report,  will  I  am  sure  prove  to  be  of 
interest.   T.  B.  T.) 

"When  I  came  here  thirty  years  ago  to  join  Hinckley,  four  young  men, 
two  from  Philadelphia  and  two  from  San  Francisco,  forming  a  company, 
and  all  younger  than  I,  were  our  nearest  neighbors  nine  miles  distant, 
and  with  us  the  only  Americans  residing  on  this  large  ranch  of  96,000 
acres.  Hinckley  died  shortly  after  I  joined  him,  and  now  the  other  four 
are  all  gone,  the  last  of  them  this  spring.  So  I  am  left  with  the  doubtful 
honor  of  being  the  'oldest  inhabitant'  of  my  immediate  vicinage.  .  .  . 
I  may  add  as  personal  items,  that  my  weight  is  212,  hair  and  mustache 
still  brown,  walk  my  four  miles  an  hour  easily,  and,  though  horses  are 
numerous  on  my  ranch,  prefer  that  method  of  locomotion  about  my 
ranch  and  the  neighboring  country,  use  my  201b.  dumbbells  occasionally, 
and  can  register  an  800  lb.  to  1000  lb.  blow  on  a  striking  machine  with 
my  good  right  arm.  Enjoy  the  ever  recurring  miracle  of  a  California 
spring  as  much  as  I  ever  did.  Smoke  my  ounce  of  tobacco  per  diem  as  of 

ARTEMAS  HENRY  HOLMES,  son  of  Artemas  Lawrence  and 
Mary  Margret  (Bloomer)  Holmes,  was  bom  in  Galena,  111., 
May  16,  1849.  He  Kved  in  St.  Louis  until  1864,  when  his  parents 
moved  to  New  York.  Fitted  for  college  at  Phillips  Exeter  Acad- 
emy, Class  of  '66 ;  entered  the  Harvard  Law  School  in  September, 
1870;  remained  there  until  November,  1871,  when  business  mat- 
ters occasioned  by  his  father's  death  obliged  him  to  withdraw 

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without  obtaining  the  Law  School  degree;  resumed  his  law 
studies  at  St.  Louis,  Mo.,  in  December,  1871;  was  admitted  to 
the  Missouri  bar  January  29,  1872;  passed  a  year  in  travelling 
abroad,  and  on  his  return  to  New  York  city  entered  the  law 
oflBces  of  Chittenden  &  Hubbard  as  a  clerk;  was  admitted  to  the 
New  York  bar  in  May,  1874;  became  a  partner  in  said  firm  on 
January  1,  1875;  in  May,  1877,  formed  a  partnership  with 
George  H.  Adams  ('70),  under  the  name  Holmes  &  Adams, 
which  continued  for  nineteen  years.  He  has  held  no  pubhc  office. 
Married  Elizabeth  J.  Allen  of  Boston,  Mass.,  November  6,  1875, 
who  died  September  1,  1876.  Married  Lillian  Stokes  of  New 
York  May  20,  1880.  Children:  Artemas  Holmes,  born  October 
16, 1881;  LilUan  Stokes  Holmes,  bom  May  1,  1884,  who  married 
John  D.  Crimmins,  Jr.,  of  New  York,  November  25,  1903,  and 
Hilda  Holmes,  born  March  11,  1890.  Law  offices,  66  Broadway, 
New  York;  firm  Holmes,  Rapallo  &  Kennedy.  Is  a  member  of 
the  following  clubs :  University,  Harvard,  and  Sons  of  the  Revo- 
lution. Since  he  entered  upon  his  business  and  social  career,  he 
has  devoted  himself  strictly  to  professional  and  to  the  ordinary 
domestic  and  social  pursuits,  not  seeking  for  but  abstaining  from 
political,  literary,  or  social  ambitions,  and  has  enjoyed  a  most 
happy  domestic  Hfe  and  a  satisfactory  amount  of  professional 
success.  For  the  past  few  years  his  health  has  not  been  of  the 
best,  and  he  has  suffered  from  deafness;  for  nearly  ten  years  he 
has  been  counsel  to  the  Manhattan  Life  Insurance  Company. 
Residence,  453  Madison  Avenue,  New  York. 

RAYMOND  FLETCHER  HOLWAY,  son  of  PhiKp  and  Susan 
(Bassett)  Holway,  was  born  in  Boston,  Mass.,  November  27, 1845. 
He  prepared  for  college  under  private  tutors,  and  joined  the  Class 
in  the  Junior  year.  Studied  in  the  School  of  Theology  of  Boston 
University,  where  he  took  the  degree  of  B.  D.  in  1873;  in  April, 
1873,  joined  the  New  England  Conference  (Methodist),  and  was 
appointed  to  Blandford,  Mass.,  where  he  remained  until  April, 
1875,  when  he  was  appointed  to  Florence,  Mass. ;  was  ordained 
deacon  April  11,  1875;  in  the  spring  of  1878  was  appointed  to 
Warren,  Mass.;  remained  in  Warren  until  the  spring  of  1881; 
was  then  appointed  pastor  of  St.  Paul's  M.  E.  Church  in  Lynn; 
remained  three  years,  the  full  time  allotted  by  the  rules  of  the 
denomination,  and  in  the  spring  of  1884  was  appointed  pastor  in 


Newton\alle ;  after  serv-ing  the  church  there,  was  appointed,  in 
1887,  to  the  pastorate  of  the  first  M.  E.  Church,  Dorchester,  in 
Boston.  He  served  one  year  on  the  school  committee  in  the  town 
of  Warren,  and  has  been  for  several  years  on  the  Board  of  Visitors 
to  the  College  of  Liberal  Arts,  Boston  University.  In  1892  was 
appointed  pastor  of  the  Wesley  Church,  Salem,  which  charge  he 
served  until  he  was  invited  to  become  pastor  of  Trinity  Church, 
Worcester,  Mass.,  where  he  went  in  April,  1895;  in  April,  1898, 
was  assigned  to  the  pastorate  of  Trinity  Church,  Charlestown, 
Mass. ;  in  April,  1903,  was  assigned  to  the  pastorate  of  the  Harvard 
Street  Methodist  Episcopal  Church  in  Cambridge,  Mass.,  where 
he  now  resides. 

*HENRY  KENNEY  HORTON  was  bom  in  Boston,  Mass., 
February'  2,  1849;  attended  various  private  schools,including  St. 
Paul's  and  Mr.  E.  S.  Dixwell's,  and  was  fitted  for  college  by  Mr. 
Arthur  Sedgwick,  entering  ^"ith  the  Class  in  1866;  was  a  member 
of  the  Institute  of  1770,  the  A  K  E,  and  the  Hasty  Pudding  Club. 
After  graduation  was  with  Bangs  &  Horton,  wholesale  coal  deal- 
ers, Boston,  in  which  firm  he  was  a  partner.  In  1887  he  passed 
six  months  in  a  voyage  round  the  world  for  his  health.  Novem- 
ber 25,  1873,  was  married  to  Marian  Glyde  Bigelow.  On  Septem- 
ber 7,  1874,  Edward  Miller  Horton  was  bom;  and  on  April  28, 
1876,  Kenneth  Horton.  He  died  of  pneumonia  December  15, 
1887,  aged  thirty-eight  years  and  ten  months. 

WILLIAM  GOING  ROSEA  was  bom  in  Cincinnati,  Febmary  4, 
1848.  From  graduation  to  October,  1875,  resided  in  Cincinnati. 
Studied  law  at  Cincinnati  College,  and  received  degree  of  LL.  B. 
in  April,  1872.  Removed  to  New  York,  and  resided  there  until 
May,  1888.  From  January  1,  1878,  to  May  1,  1885,  was  a  partner 
with  William  H.  Waring,  Class  of  1852,  now  dead.  In  September, 
1886,  went  into  business  with  the  New  York  branch  of  Hussey, 
Howe  &  Co.,  Limited,  steel  manufacturers,  of  Pittsburg.  In 
September,  1887,  the  New  York  branch  of  the  house  was  discon- 
tinued, and  in  May,  1888,  he  returned  to  Cincinnati  and  resumed 
the  practice  of  law  there.    Address,  49  Wiggins  Block. 

*ARTHUR  LORD  HUNTINGTON,  son  of  Asahel  and  Caroline 
Louisa  (De  Blois)  Huntington,  was  bom  in  Salem,  Mass.,  June  14, 

58  CLASS   OF   1870 

1848.  He  was  educated  in  the  public  schools  of  Salem,  and  fitted 
for  college  by  the  Rev.  George  B.  Jewett  and  Master  Ohver 
Carleton.  Graduating  from  Harvard  in  1870  with  the  degree  of 
M.  A.,  he  spent  a  year  at  home,  and  in  travel  in  Europe,  begin- 
ning the  study  of  law  September,  1871,  in  the  office  of  Messrs. 
Perry  &  Endicott  at  Salem.  Entered  Harvard  Law  School  in  the 
autumn  of  1872,  and  was  proctor  in  college  until  his  graduation, 
in  June,  1874,  when  he  took  the  degree  of  LL.  B.  In  the  fall  of 
that  year  he  opened  a  law  office  in  Salem  with  Horace  Brown  ('72), 
a  partnership  which  continued  until  November,  1877,  when  he 
formed  a  partnership  with  Leverett  S.  Tuckerman  ('68)  and  An- 
drew Fitz  ('70).  Mr.  Tuckerman  withdrew  from  the  firm  in  1885, 
and  Huntington  and  Fitz  remained  partners  until  Mr.  Hunting- 
ton's death,  October  19,  1902,  Between  the  years  '75  and  '85  he 
took  an  active  interest  in  poUtics,  especially  in  the  Congressional 
contests  of  that  time,  and  served  three  years  in  the  Common 
Council  of  Salem,  of  which  body  he  was  the  presiding  officer 
through  two  terms.  In  1884  he  was  elected  mayor  of  Salem,  de- 
chning  re-election  on  the  ground  of  his  health,  which  since  his 
college  days  had  never  been  very  secure,  obliging  him  at  times  to 
take  long  periods  of  rest,  abroad  and  in  this  country.  He  was  a 
member  of  the  council  of  the  Harvard  Law  School  Association  at 
one  time,  served  for  many  years  as  director  of  the  Salem  Bank 
and  Holyoke  Mutual  Fire  Insurance  Company,  Bertram  Home 
for  Aged  Men,  Salem  Fraternity,  and  was  first  president  of  the 
Salem  Club,  chairman  of  the  Board  of  Salem  Park  Commission- 
ers, and  president  of  the  Harmony  Grove  Cemetery  Corporation, 
among  other  offices  of  service  to  the  community  in  which  he 
lived.  In  1899  his  health  broke  down  completely,  and  the  last 
three  years  of  his  life  were  spent  in  a  vain  struggle  to  regain  it,  — 
a  struggle  in  which  he  had  from  the  first  no  hope  of  success. 
Huntington  had  to  a  marked  degree  the  gift  of  good  fellowship 
and  a  sweetness  of  disposition  as  natural  and  easy  to  him  as  the 
breath  he  drew,  which,  with  a  subtle  sense  of  humor  and  inborn 
tact,  made  him  a  charming  and  welcome  companion.  As  such 
he  will  be  remembered  by  his  friends  and  classmates,  while  in  the 
community  of  which  he  was  a  useful  and  respected  member,  his 
record  is  that  of  the  peacemaker,  and  a  man  ever  ready  to  do 
what  he  could  to  promote  good  will  and  the  interests  of  neighbor- 
hood and  town. 


LEONARD  HUNTRESS,  son  of  Leonard  and  Lydia  Ann  (Mc- 
Kinnon)  Huntress,  was  bora  in  Tewksbury,  Mass.,  September  25, 
1848.  Prepared  for  college  at  Phillips  Andover  Academy.  During 
the  first  year  after  graduation  taught  in  the  River\iew  Mihtary 
Academy,  Poughkeepsie,  N.  Y.;  then  studied  medicine  in  the 
office  of  Dr.  Charles  A.  Savory,  Lowell,  Mass.,  and  in  Philadelphia, 
attending  the  winter  course  of  lectures  at  the  Jefferson  INIedical 
College  in  that  city;  received  the  degree  of  M.  D.  from  the  Col- 
lege of  Physicians  and  Surgeons  in  New  York  in  ]March,  1874; 
was  abroad  from  June,  1874,  to  June,  1876,  studj-ing  in  Vienna, 
Strasburg,  and  Berhn;  is  practising  in  Lowell,  Mass.,  where  he 
has  been  a  member  of  the  School  Board;  in  1895  was  appointed 
by  Governor  Greenhalge  a  trustee  of  the  State  Almshouse  and 
State  Farm,  and  is  still  a  member  of  that  board.  Is  a  director 
in  the  Citizens'  Fire  Insurance  Company  of  Boston,  a  trustee  of 
the  City  Institution  for  Savings  of  Lowell,  and  chairman  of  the 
Lowell  Board  of  Health.  On  September  13,  1881,  was  married 
to  Ehzabeth  Eaglesham  of  Lowell.  Ehzabeth  Stearns  Huntress 
was  bora  on  May  23,  1882,  and  died  December  28,  1892;  Juliette 
Huntress,  on  January  17,  1886;  Leonard  Huntress,  Jr.,  on 
October  23,  1888. 

JAMES  CLARK  JORDAN  was  bom  in  Boston,  Mass.,  April  12, 
1850.  Prepared  for  college  at  the  Boston  Latin  School.  After 
graduation  was  for  some  time  connected  with  the  dry-goods 
house  of  Jordan,  Marsh  &  Co.  of  Boston.  Is  now  largely  in- 
terested in  San  Francisco  and  Oakland  real  estate.  On  June  18, 
1873,  was  married  to  Helen  L.  Stevens  of  Boston.  Their  children 
are:  Helen  Stevens  Jordan,  bora  March  16,  1875;  James  C.  Jor- 
dan, Jr.,  bora  September  26,  1876,  and  Marion  Jordan,  born 
May  21,  1879.  On  January  6,  1892,  was  married  to  Jeannette 
Amanda  Stiles.  Boston  address.  Hotel  Touraine. 

CHARLES  WILLARD  KETTELL,  son  of  George  Adams  and 
Catherine  Martin  (Willard)  Kettell,  was  bora  in  Charlestown, 
Mass.,  November  3,  1848.  Was  prepared  for  college  at  the 
Charlestown  High  School.  In  June,  1873,  was  graduated  from  the 
Lawrence  Scientific  School,  receiving  the  degree  of  S.  B.  svmma 
cum  laude;  since  then  has  been  practising  mechanical  engineering 
in  Fitchburg,  and,  in  connection  with  the  United  States  Engineer 

60  CLASS   OF    1870 

Corps,  had  charge  of  the  works  for  the  improvement  of  the  INIerri- 
mac  River;  for  nineteen  years  was  connected  with  the  George  F. 
Blake  Manufacturing  Company  of  Boston.  He  now  has  his  own 
office  in  the  Exchange  Building,  53  State  Street,  Boston. 
Kettell  writes :  — 

"Am  a  member  of  the  Boston  Society  of  Civil  Engineers,  and  many 
years  ago  read  a  short  paper  before  this  society  on  'Grant's  Calculating 
Machine;'  also  of  the  American  Society  of  Mechanical  Engineers,  in  the 
'Transactions'  of  which  will  be  found  a  paper  written  by  me  on  the 
'Strength  of  Pump  Cylinders,'  rather  too  mathematical  to  be  read  by 
many.  With  my  wife  I  have  been  a  member  of  the  Old  Cambridge 
Photographic  Club  since  1892,  and  we  have  been  fortunate  enough  to 
secure  several  prizes  or  'honorable  mentions'  for  our  photographs  in 
the  various  annual  competitions. 

"  Last  spring  I  was  elected  for  a  second  term  of  three  years  as  a 
member  of  the  Parish  Committee  of  the  First  Parish  of  Lexington. 
Am  a  member  of  the  Lexington  Historical  Society. 

"  I  have  accepted  a  position  as  member  of  the  Adrisory  Committee 
on  Instruction  in  Mechanical  Engineering  in  the  Boston  Y.  M.  C.  A. 

"  My  son  has  my  fondness  for  mathematics,  and  has  just  graduated 
from  the  grammar  school  with  credit.  He  has  been  president  of  his  class 
for  the  past  year. 

"  My  wife  and  I  enjoyed  a  trip  to  Europe  in  1896,  visiting  England, 
France,  Switzeriand,  and  Holland;  and  again  in  1899  we  went  to  Eng- 
land. On  the  former  trip  I  had  the  unique  experience  of  being  arrested 
by  two  Swiss  soldiers  for  photographing  what  I  mistook  to  be  a  pretty 
bridge  on  the  St.  Gothard  Pass.  For  the  credit  of  the  class  I  will  add 
that  this  involved  no  discomfort  beyond  an  explanation  in  my  very  poor 
German  to  the  commanding  officer." 

Was  married  on  June  1,  1886,  to  Fanny  Russell  Hawes  of 
Worcester;  July  14,  1887,  Margaret  Willard  Kettell  was  born, 
and  November  26,  1890,  Russell  Hawes  Kettell.  Residence, 
Lexington,  Mass. 

FREDERIC  KIDDER,  son  of  Edward  W.  and  Ann  (Potter) 
Kidder,  was  born  in  Wilmington,  N.  C,  November  12,  1847. 
Prepared  for  college  at  private  schools  in  Stockb ridge,  Mass., 
and  New  Haven,  Conn.,  entering  the  Class  in  the  Sophomore  year. 
Since  graduation  has  been  engaged  in  the  lumber  business  and 
rice  planting  at  Wilmington,  N.  C. 


BABSON  SAVILIAN  LADD,  son  of  John  SaviUan  and  Mary 
Ann  (Butler)  Ladd,  was  born  in  Cambridge,  Mass.,  September  6, 
1848.  He  was  prepared  for  college  at  the  Cambridge  High  School. 
From  January  17,  1870,  to  July  1,  1872,  taught  in  the  Worcester 
(Mass.)  High  School;  July  8  entered  the  law  office  of  Lathrop, 
Abbott  &  Jones,  13  Pemberton  Square,  Boston ;  was  at  the  Har- 
vard Law  School  four  months ;  was  admitted  to  the  bar  March  27, 
1875;  since  January,  1876,  has  been  practising  in  Boston;  from 
October,  1883,  until  March,  1887,  was  in  partnership  with  James 
R.  Carret  (Harvard,  '67).  From  May,  1881,  until  into  Septem- 
ber, 1883,  travelled  in  Europe  with  his  family.  On  November  16, 
1878,  was  married  to  Ella  Cora  Brooks  of  Milton,  Mass. ;  and  on 
February  16,  1880,  Paul  Dean  Ladd  was  bom,  who  died  Jan- 
uary 22,  1885;  Ahce  Ladd  was  born  February  5,  1885;  AmeHa 
Ladd  was  born  August  5,  1886;  and  John  Wood  Brooks  Ladd, 
March  27,  1889.    Office,  10  Tremont  Street,  Boston. 

AMORY  APPLETON  LAWRENCE,  son  of  Amos  Adams  and 
"^  Sarah  Elizabeth  (Appleton)  Lawrence,  was  born  in  Boston,  Mass., 
April  22,  1848.  He  prepared  for  college  at  E.  S.  Dixwell's  School 
in  Boston  and  under  a  private  tutor.  In  September,  1870,  entered 
the  dry -goods  commission  and  manufacturing  house  of  Lawrence 
&  Co.,  Boston;  admitted  into  the  firm  in  February,  1871.  Jan- 
uary, 1873,  was  made  a  director  of  the  Massachusetts  National 
Bank;  resigned  in  1883,  desiring  to  devote  himself  to  the  organi- 
zation of  new  business,  his  firm  ha\nng  taken  the  Pacific  Mills 
account;  was  made  a  director  of  the  National  Union  Bank  in 
1887.  Was  made  president  of  the  Salmon  Falls  Manufacturing 
Company;  also  the  Ipswich  and  Gilmanton  Mills;  was  made 
a  director  in  the  Dwight  Manufacturing  Company,  Cocheco 
Manufacturing  Company,  and  Pacific  Mills.  Appointed  trustee 
of  the  Church  Home  for  O.  &  D.  Children;  trustee.  Provident 
Institution  of  Sa\angs;  vice-president  Perkins  Institution  for 
the  BHnd;  vice-president  Massachusetts  Hospital  Life  Institu- 
tion; vice-president  Industrial  School  for  Crippled  Children. 
In  1891  was  made  treasurer  of  the  Boston  Episcopal  Charitable 
Society;  in  1897  was  made  treasurer  of  the  Groton  W^ater  Com- 
pany; served  three  years  during  the  organization  of  the  company. 
By  request  of  the  Associated  Board  of  Trade  of  Boston,  served 
during  the  years  of  1898  and  1899  as  one  of  Mayor  Quincy's 

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advisory  committee.  In  1901  was  made  president  of  the  Boston 
Merchants  Association,  which  office  he  held  for  several  years.  In 
1903  was  made  one  of  the  members  of  the  executive  committee 
of  the  Good  Government  Association  of  Boston,  and  the  same 
year  was  made  a  member  of  the  Executive  Committee  of  the  Civic 
Federation  of  New  England.  Travelled  abroad  during  the  sum- 
mers of  1872, 1889, 1894,  and  1900.  Travelled  in  Cahfomia  during 
the  summers  of  1893  and  1901.  In  February,  1898,  went  abroad 
with  his  daughter  to  travel,  but  was  obUged  to  return  in  May,  owing 
to  the  Cuban  war.  On  June  1,  1871,  was  married  to  Emily  Fair- 
fax Silsbee  of  Salem,  Mass.  Mrs.  Lawrence  died  April  4,  1895. 
Amos  Amory  Lawrence  was  bom  December  1,  1874;  John  Sils- 
bee Lawrence  on  September  6,  1878;  and  Edith  Lawrence  on 
November  10,  1879.  His  son  Amos  graduated  from  Harvard 
College  in  the  Class  of  1896.  His  son  John  graduated  from  Har- 
vard College  in  the  Class  of  1901.  On  June  12, 1900,  was  married 
to  Gertrude  M.  Rice  of  Boston.  Office,  89  Franklin  Street,  Bos- 
ton.   Residence,  Boston. 

WALDO  LINCOLN,  son  of  Daniel  Waldo  and  Frances  Fiske 
(Merrick)  Lincoln,  was  bom  in  Worcester,  Mass.,  December  31, 
1849.  He  was  prepared  for  college  at  the  Worcester  High  School. 
After  graduation  passed  one  year  at  the  Lawrence  Scientific 
School;  January  1,  1872,  entered  into  partnership  with  Joseph 
P.  Mason  (formerly  of  '70)  of  Worcester,  Mass.,  the  firm  carrying 
on  business  in  iron  and  steel  in  Worcester;  partnership  dissolved 
March  18,  1875;  engaged  in  the  manufacture  of  copperas  and 
Venetian  red,  with  Cutter  of  '69,  at  Worcester;  dissolved  this 
partnership  in  1890,  and  continued  alone  until  July,  1893,  when 
he  retired,  and  has  since  had  no  active  business ;  was  for  ten  years 
treasurer  of  the  Worcester  Polytechnic  Institute  and  a  member  of 
the  Board  of  Trustees;  from  May,  1894,  to  June,  1896,  was  in 
Europe  with  his  family,  and  since  then  has  devoted  his  time  to 
historical  and  genealogical  studies.  In  April,  1898,  he  pubUshed 
"  Four  Generations  of  the  Waldo  Family  in  America,"  in  the  New 
England  Historical  and  Genealogical  Register,  and  in  1902  as 
complete  "  Genealogy  of  the  Waldo  Family "  in  two  volumes. 
Has  held  no  political  office,  but  was  a  candidate  for  the  Electoral 
College  on  the  Democratic  ticket  in  1884.  Is  a  member  of  the 
American  Antiquarian  Society,  Colonial  Society  of  Massachusetts, 


New  England  Historic  Genealogical  Society,  and  Massachusetts 
Historical  Society.  Clubs :  Worcester,  Tatnuck  Country  of  Wor- 
cester, Colonial  of  Cambridge,  Union  of  Boston,  Tavern  of 
Boston.  On  June  24,  1873,  was  married  to  Fanny  Chandler  of 
Worcester,  and  has  five  children :  Merrick  Lincoln,  born  March  25, 
1875;  Josephine  Rose  Lincoln,  born  February  28,  1878;  Daniel 
Waldo  Lincoln,  born  September  2,  1882;  George  Chandler  Lin- 
coln, born  August  6,  1884;  Dorothy  Lincoln,  born  March  4, 
1890.    Address,  Worcester,  Mass. 

GEORGE  SHERMAN  LITTLEFIELD,  son  of  George  Thomas 
and  Anna  (Thorp)  Littlefield,  was  bom  at  Watertown,  Mass., 
April  2,  1851.  He  prepared  for  college  at  the  Somerville  High 
School.  Studied  law  a  portion  of  the  time  at  the  Harvard  Law 
School  until  October  4,  1872,  when  he  was  admitted  to  the  bar. 
Has  practised  ever  since  in  Boston;  is  now  in  partnership  with 
Calvin  S.  Tilden  (Harvard,  1898)  as  Littlefield  &  Tilden.  De- 
cember 24,  1872,  was  made  a  justice  of  the  peace  for  ISliddlesex 
County,  and  still  holds  commission.  On  February  16,  1875,  was 
appointed  notary  pubhc,  and  still  holds  commission.  In  Novem- 
ber, 1875,  was  made  a  trial  justice  for  the  same  county;  was 
appointed  special  justice  of  the  4th  District  Court  of  Eastern 
Middlesex  at  its  opening,  July,  1882,  and  still  holds  that  office. 
Was  chairman  of  the  School  Committee  of  Winchester  for  ten 
years,  and  had  nineteen  years  of  service  on  the  board;  was  his- 
torian of  the  Winchester  Historical  and  Genealogical  Society 
during  its  existence.  On  June  29,  1874,  was  married  to  Georgiana 
Stevens  of  Somerville,  Mass.  On  September  19,  1876,  Anna  Sher- 
man Littlefield  was  born;  on  September  19,  1880,  Arthur  Stevens 
Littlefield  was  born.  Anna  S.  Littlefield  was  married  to  Samuel 
F.  Perry  on  September  15,  1903.  Is  a  member  and  a  director  of 
the  Calumet  Club  of  Winchester;  has  been  quite  prominent  in 
club  league  bowhng,  being  secretary  of  two  leagues  and  president 
of  another.  Residence,  Winchester,  Mass. ;  office,  293  Washing- 
ton Street,  Boston. 

*FRED  WADSWORTH  LORING,  son  of  David  and  Mary  Hall 
(Stodder)  Loring,  was  born  December  12,  1849,  in  Boston. 
He  entered  college  from  the  Phillips  Academy,  Andover,  in  1866, 
and  was  graduated  with  the  Class.   Having  chosen  journaUsm  as 

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his  profession,  he  devoted  himself  to  that  work,  contributing  arti- 
cles to  several  of  the  leading  periodicals;  some  of  his  writings 
were  issued  in  book  form.  In  1871  he  accompanied  a  United 
States  expedition  to  the  West,  as  correspondent  of  "Appletons* 
Journal, "  and  while  on  this  expedition  was  killed  by  the  Apache- 
Mohave  Indians,  the  stage  on  which  he  was  travelling  being 
attacked  a  short  distance  from  Wickenburg,  Ariz.,  and  all  but 
two  of  the  occupants  murdered.  This  occurred  November  6, 1871. 
His  age  was  twenty-one  years  and  nine  months. 

*ETHELBERT  MILLS  LOW,  eldest  son  of  Josiah  O.  Low 
and  Martha  EUzabeth  (Mills)  Low,  was  born  in  Brooklyn, 
N.  Y.,  October  1,  1848.  His  early  school  hfe  was  passed  at 
the  Brooklyn  Collegiate  and  Polytechnic  Institute;  at  the  age  of 
fifteen  he  was  obhged  to  leave  school  on  account  of  ill  health, 
and  his  studies  were  continued  under  private  tutors.  During  his 
preparation  for  college  he  gave  great  attention  to  his  health,  and 
by  careful  and  dihgent  practice  in  and  out  of  the  gymnasium,  he 
came  to  Harvard  strong  and  well;  this  practice  he  continued 
faithfully  through  college,  and  easily  took  rank  among  the  best 
oarsmen,  boxers,  and  gymnasts  of  his  time.  He  was  a  faithful 
and  conscientious  student;  was  a  member  of  the  Institute  of  1770, 
the  A  K  E  and  O  K  societies,  and  the  Hasty  Pudding  Club ;  and 
at  the  beginning  of  his  Junior  year  he  accepted  the  position  of 
captain  of  the  University  Crew,  but  after  a  few  weeks,  jaelding 
to  the  advice  of  his  family  and  physician,  resigned  and  gave  up 
college  boating.  Soon  after  graduation,  he  travelled  around  the 
world  with  his  father,  mother,  and  sister.  Upon  his  return  home 
in  the  fall  of  1871,  he  entered  the  business  house  of  A.  A.  Low  & 
Brothers,  and  in  a  short  time  was  placed  at  the  head  of  their  tea 
department.  January  1,  1875,  he  became  a  member  of  that  firm, 
and  continued  so  up  to  the  time  of  his  death.  While  giving  the 
strictest  attention  to  business,  he  yet  found  time  for  other  duties 
and  for  a  large  amount  of  reading,  the  very  good  library  he  had 
in  his  college  room  in  Garden  Street  having  become  an  excellent 
one  at  his  home  in  Brooklyn;  he  kept  himself  well  informed 
upon  all  Hterary  and  scientific  matters,  and  his  familiarity  with 
almost  every  subject  that  might  arise  in  course  of  conversation 
was  a  striking  characteristic.  He  gave  much  time  to  the  study  of 
languages  and  to  music ;  he  was  an  active  member,  and  for  some 


while  president  of  the  leading  Brookljn  Glee  Club ;  he  was  secre- 
tary of  the  Art  Association  of  BrookljTi,  and  a  prominent  and 
busy  member  of  the  Hamilton  Literary  Society.  He  took  a 
great  interest  in  poUtics;  and  he  was  one  of  the  leaders  in  the 
movement  for  municipal  reform  in  BrookljTi,  which  resulted 
(since  his  death)  in  the  election  of  his  cousin  and  business  part- 
ner, Mr.  Seth  Low,  to  the  mayoralty.  In  every  way  he  was  a 
gentleman,  quiet  and  dignified.  His  letters  (private  and  public) 
and  his  conversation  were  brilUant,  entertaining,  and  witty;  he 
had  a  genuine  love  for  fun,  and  was  a  favorite  in  every  social 
circle.  Low  married,  June  6,  1878,  Mary  L.  Ide  of  Brooklyn, 
He  purchased  a  house  in  Grace  Court,  near  his  father's  residence, 
and  here  his  only  child,  Ethelbert  Ide  Low,  was  bom  April  25, 
1880.  Both  wife  and  son  sunave  him.  Soon  after  his  return 
from  abroad  in  1871,  he  became  troubled  with  dyspepsia;  by 
care  and  exercise  he  kept  himself  for  the  most  of  the  year  in 
good  health,  but  often  in  ^larch  was  obhged  to  leave  his  business. 
During  the  last  two  years  of  his  hfe  he  was  not  so  well,  which  in 
pari;  may  have  been  due  to  an  accident  while  riding,  which  de- 
prived him  of  the  full  use  of  one  wrist,  and  thus  of  the  exercise 
so  essential  to  him.  In  February,  1881,  he  caught  a  severe  cold 
after  singing  in  a  concert;.  Not  ridding  himself  of  it  readily,  he 
went  to  a  favorite  place  at  the  seashore  for  change  of  air  and  out- 
of-door  life.  At  first  he  improved,  but  again  taking  cold  he  be- 
came much  run  down,  and  returned  to  Brooklyn].  On  April  28, 
by  the  ad\dce  of  his  physicians,  he  went  to  Philadelphia  to  place 
himself  under  the  care  of  Drs.  jNIitchell  and  Sinkler.  Again 
everything  looked  promising  for  him,  when  his  digestion  failed 
him,  and  he  was  taken  to  Atlantic  City.  Here,  in  July,  he  was 
suddenly  taken  viith  bowel  trouble,  and  was  carried  back  to  Phil- 
adelphia, where  he  died  a  week  later,  at  four  o'clock  in  the  after- 
noon of  July  29,  1881.  His  funeral  took  place  from  his  father's 
house  in  Brookl}Ti,  August  1,  1881.  He  was  buried  in  Green- 
wood Cemetery.  From  an  obituary  notice,  written  by  an  old 
friend,  who  had  known  Low  intimately  since  graduation,  the 
few  lines  following  are  taken :  — 

"The  pride  and  joy  of  his  family  circle,  he  was  a  devoted  son  and 
brother,  and  a  most  affectionate  husband  and  father.  As  he  took  leave 
finally  of  the  near  and  dear  ones,  the  scene  was  very  touching,  while  yet 
the  emaciated  sufferer  was  calm  and  triumphant.    He  was  willing  and 

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glad  to  go,  if  such  was  the  mind  of  his  Heavenly  Father,  It  was  the 
evident  will  of  God;  and  so,  saying  his  last  adieus  to  those  who  were 
standing  at  his  bedside,  sending  messages  of  love  to  absent  friends  and 
relatives,  and  asking  that  his  infant  son  should  be  brought  up  to  be  a 
God-fearing  man,  he  passed  peacefully  away.  He  had  already  realized 
a  strong  and  well-rounded  character.  His  manhood,  like  his  youth,  was 
stainless;  and  for  all  the  devotion  and  care  which  parents  had  extended 
to  him  in  his  education  and  training,  he  returned,  in  all  that  he  was  and 
did,  a  full  measure  of  reward,  pressed  down  and  running  over." 

*PERCEVAL  LOWELL,  eldest  son  of  Robert  Traill  Spencer 
(Harvard,  '33)  and  Mary  Anne  (Duane)  Lowell,  was  bom  in 
Newark,  N.  J.,  November  13,  1850.  Was  prepared  for  college 
at  the  Cambridge  High  School,  entering  with  the  Class  in  1866. 
After  graduation  he  engaged  in  the  railroad  business,  in  which  he 
continued  until  compelled  by  ill  health  to  resign  his  position  on 
the  Chicago,  Burlington,  and  Quincy  Railway.  During  the  six- 
teen years  devoted  to  this  work,  he  occupied  the  following  impor- 
tant positions:  until  April  1,  1874,  was  cashier  and  paymaster  of 
the  Burlington  and  Missouri  River  Railroad,  at  Burlington,  la., 
and  secretary  and  auditor  of  the  Quincy,  Alton,  and  St.  Louis 
Railway  Company,  at  Quincy,  111.;  Streator,  111.,  April  1,  1874, 
auditor  and  general  ticket  agent  of  the  Chicago,  Pekin,  and  South 
Western  Railroad;  Omaha,  May  3,  1876,  general  ticket  agent  of 
the  Burhngton  and  Missouri  Railway,  in  Nebraska,  and  leased 
lines;  November  1, 1876,  acting  general  freight  agent  of  the  same; 
November  1,  1877,  general  freight  and  ticket  agent  of  the  same; 
March  17,  1879,  "in  the  absence  of  the  general  manager,  all  mat- 
ters connected  with  the  interests  of  the  road  will  be  referred  to  Per- 
ceval Lowell,  general  freight  agent,  who  will  have  jurisdiction;" 
June  1,  1880,  assistant  general  manager  of  the  same;  May  13, 
1881,  general  passenger  and  ticket  agent,  Chicago,  Burlington, 
and  Quincy  Railway;  October  1,  1886,  resigned  his  office,  being 
in  Southern  Cahfornia  on  account  of  ill  health.  Lowell  died  on 
December  9,  1887. 

From  an  article  in  the  Boston  "  Transcript  "  of  February  17, 
1888,  the  following  interesting  extracts  have  been  taken :  — 

"Perceval  Lowell  died  a  few  weeks  since  of  consumption,  in  Southern 
California.    Some  words  about  him  are  called  for  by  his  many  friends 
thousands  of  miles  asunder,  and  may  be  not  unwelcome  to  others;   for 
he  was  one  of  those  who  live  for  more  than  themselves,  and  who  leave  a 


worthy  example.  Though  young  he  had  achieved  in  a  short  life  a  wider 
influence  than  common,  and  greater  than  common  success  in  his  work, 
which  beforehand  might  have  been  thought  not  very  congenial  to  him, 
and  had  won  respect  from  those  who  had  dealings  with  him  and  love  of 
those  who  knew  him,  both  more  and  stronger  than  common. 

"From  his  earliest  childhood,  in  Newark,  N.  J.  (where  his  father,  the 
author  of  'The  New  Priest,'  had  a  parish),  and  next  in  a  rural  parish  in 
New  York,  he  was  always  manly  and  trusty,  and  a  champion  of  the 
younger  and  weaker.  He  was  believed  in  and  referred  to,  at  his  early 
schools,  by  children  and  teachers  alike.  Later,  at  the  Cambridge  High 
School,  preparing  for  Harvard,  and  afterwards  at  the  University,  he  was 
during  the  term-time  of  each  year,  under  the  tutelage  of  his  aunt,  the 
late  well-known  Mrs.  Anna  Cabot  Lowell. 

"From  home  influences,  and  school  and  University,  high-spirited, 
generous,  well-bred,  with  a  fine  taste,  and  a  cultivated  love  of  thoughtful 
and  scholarly  reading,  and  taking  to  himself  gladly,  as  a  rule  of  life,  the 
knowledge  that,  under  God,  he  must  win  his  own  success  by  his  own 
character  and  work,  he  went,  at  his  graduation  in  1870,  to  the  West. 
He  had  chosen  for  the  business  of  his  life  railroad  work,  in  which  was 
offered  him  a  place  to  begin  not  far  from  the  bottom,  as  he  was  more 
than  ready  to  do. 

"Beginning,  then,  where  he  could  find  a  place,  he  was  moved  about 
in  the  first  years,  as  a  young  man  must  be,  from  one  post  to  another,  but 
continually  gained  in  estimation,  and  was  advanced  to  trusts  beyond  his 
years.  Experience  showed  that  to  his  strength  of  character  and  attrac- 
tiveness of  manners  were  added  remarkable  and  rare  abilities  for  business 
and  dealing  with  men.  His  power  of  mastering  and  accomplishing  work 
was  wonderful,  as  is  probably  the  case  with  all  very  successful  men. 

"It  was  described  by  one  who  had  seen  it  with  the  eyes  of  an  expert, 
—  a  well-known  railroad  man,  —  referring  to  the  greatness  of  the  loss 
inflicted  by  Mr.  Lowell's  withdrawal  for  ill  health,  'He  did  the  work 
of  two  men;  he  could  and  he  did.  No  one  else  could  keep  up  with  it.' 

"But  all  along,  beside  what  was  seen  and  approved  of,  in  his  own  de- 
partment was  a  great  deal  that  was  unknown,  and,  as  need  not  be  said, 
unpaid,  but  especially  characteristic  of  him.  More  than  one  man  was 
brought  out  of  the  despair  of  tangled  and  broken  accounts  by  the  intel- 
ligent work,  through  long  nights,  of  his  free-hearted  young  neighbor;  and 
many  a  youth  has  been  set  forward  by  him,  and  cheered  on  or  checked, 
and  has  been  shown  a  good  way.  His  own  words  give  the  rule  by  which 
he  acted:  *I  suppose  there's  nothing  better,  while  we're  in  this  world, 
than  to  help  others  as  much  as  we  can.' 

"To  the  last  he  was  thoughtful  for  others,  not  for  himself.  To  the 
last  he  was  making  new  and  warm  friends.  One  of  these,  who  was  with 
him  at  the  end,  wrote:  'If  I  were  to  express  one  hope  for  the  future  of 
my  little  son,  it  would  be  that  he  might,  some  day,  make  as  true  a  man 

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and  as  perfect  a  gentleman  as  Mr.  Perceval  Lowell.'  So  'qualis  ab  incepto 
processit,  servabatiir  ad  imum.' 

"He  passed  away  gently,  in  the  faith  and  hope  of  a  Christian  man. 
God  give  him  rest  eternal!" 

HORACE  GRAY  LUNT,  son  of  Orrington  and  Cornelia  (Gray) 
Lunt,  was  bom  in  Chicago  August  13,  1847.  He  prepared  for 
college  at  the  Phillips  Andover  Academy.  Studied  law  in  Chicago ; 
was  admitted  to  the  bar  January  10,  1873;  practised  law  in 
Cliicago  until  January,  1886,  when  ill  health  compelled  him  to 
abandon  both  his  profession  and  home.  Resided  a  year  at  San 
Jose,  Cal. ;  afterwards  went  to  Colorado,  and  at  present  is  living 
in  Colorado  Springs,  Colo.  Appointed  by  the  governor  judge  of 
the  District  Court  of  the  Fourth  Judicial  District  of  Colorado, 
January  24,  1895.  Elected,  November,  1895,  for  six-year  term 
as  such  judge.  Resigned  May  3,  1899,  and  resumed  the  practice  of 
law  at  Colorado  Springs.  Degree  M.  A.,  Northwestern  University, 
Evanston,  111.,  in  1878,  September  3,  1874,  was  married  to  Caro- 
line K.  Isaacs  of  Chicago.  The  births  of  their  children  have  been 
as  follows:  Horace  F.  Lunt,  June  3,  1875;  Nina  M.  Lunt, 
June  7,  1877;  Regina  Lunt,  October  1,  1879;  Carolyn  Lunt, 
February  8,  1884;  LawTence  K.  Lunt,  June  12,  1886.  His  son 
Horace  graduated  from  Harvard  College  in  the  Class  of  1898, 
and  his  son  Lawrence  \\dll  enter  in  1905. 

*HARRY  WILCOCKS  McCALL,  son  of  Harrj-  and  Charlotte 
Manigault  (Wilcocks)  McCall,  was  bom  in  Philadelphia,  Pa., 
February  4,  1849.  His  father,  bom  in  Louisiana,  was  of  a  Scotch 
family  that  came  from  Glasgow  to  the  United  States  in  1700. 
On  the  mother's  side  the  father  was  Welsh,  of  the  family  of 
Evan  Jones,  who  had  first  settled  in  Pennsylvania,  but  after- 
wards moved  to  Louisiana  and  bought  the  plantation  named 
Evan  Hall,  now  passed  by  inheritance  to  the  McCalls,  and  often 
known  by  their  name.  His  mother  was  born  at  Clifton,  Pa.,  on 
the  Delaware  River.  The  Wilcockses  came  from  England  to 
Pennsylvania.  The  Manigaults  (his  mother's  family)  are  a 
Huguenot  stock,  originally  settled  in  South  CaroUna. 

McCall  was  prepared  for  college  in  Philadelphia,  mostly 
under  private  instruction  by  R.  W.  Chase,  a  Harvard  graduate, 
and Preston .  He  entered  Princeton  College  in  1867  as 


Sophomore,  and  remained  there  until  the  middle  of  Junior  year; 
then  spent  a  few  months  in  Cambridge,  with  Anthony  Hill  as 
tutor,  and  was  admitted  to  the  Senior  Class  at  June  examinations 
of  1869,  and  was  graduated  in  1870.  He  obtained  for  the  year 
83  per  cent,  of  the  attainable  marks,  and  was  ranked  36  in  a  class 
of  130.  He  took  no  post-graduate  course,  but  spent  three  years 
abroad  in  travel  and  desultory  study. 

In  1873,  for  the  first  time,  he  went  to  Louisiana,  to  take  part 
in  the  management  of  the  large  sugar  estate  of  his  family  on  the 
IVIississippi  River,  80  miles  above  New  Orleans.  After  the  death 
of  his  father,  in  1886,  the  responsibiHty  of  direction  descended 
to  him,  though  shared  by  cousins  who  had  inherited  from  another 
brother.  Every  winter,  from  1873,  he  spent  from  four  to  six 
months  in  this  work,  until  the  condition  of  the  Southern  States 
and  the  interests  of  the  negroes  became  very  strong  factors  in  his 
thoughts  and  hfe.  In  this  connection  he  was  appointed  a  member 
of  the  "  Church  Commission  for  Work  among  Colored  People ; "  he 
always  attended  its  meetings  and  labored  earnestly  for  its  ends, 
as  the  resolutions  passed  by  that  body  at  his  death  strongly  testify. 

His  summers  were  passed  in  the  North,  mainly  at  his  home. 
One  Oak,  Germantown,  Pa.  He  married,  October  1,  1878,  Phebe 
Warren,  second  daughter  of  Edward  Ingersoll,  Esq.,  of  German- 
town.  His  leisure  was  largely  devoted  to  reading,  especially  in 
history,  theology,  and  sociology.  His  active  energies  were  much 
given  to  St.  Luke's  Church  in  Germantown,  of  which  he  was  a 
warden,  to  various  public  charities,  and  to  the  work  of  the  Diocese 
of  Pennsylvania,  of  whose  convention  he  was  a  member.  How 
zealously  and  effectively  he  worked  for  these  objects  is  shown  in 
a  remarkable  obituary  notice  in  the  New  York  "  Churchman " 
of  June  24,  1894,  signed  by  Samuel  Upjohn,  rector  of  the  parish, 
who  speaks  with  great  directness,  emphasis,  and  feeling,  for  the 
vestry  and  congregation,  as  well  as  for  himself. 

He  died  at  his  Germantown  home,  June  18,  1894,  in  his  forty- 
sixth  year. 

McCall  was  not  given  to  publicity,  and  his  private  life  can  ill 
be  told  in  a  brief  pubhc  notice.  But  worth  and  nobihty  of  char- 
acter were  expressed  in  extraordinary  degree  in  his  blameless, 
stainless  hfe.  A  gentleman  of  Nature's  making  and  God's  train- 
ing, he  added  high  culture  of  intellect  to  refinement  of  manners, 
and  to  these  an  extreme  loyalty  to  duty  in  every  relation. 

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In  howsoever  quiet  lives  exhibited,  these  qualities  should  in 
every  way  be  held  up  for  example  and  praise.  This  ideal  is  truly 
an  academic  one,  and  any  university  that  produces  men  of  Mc- 
Call's  type  of  strength  and  beauty  —  mental,  moral,  spiritual  — 
may  rightly  be  proud  of  her  sons. 

CHARLES  BARNSLEY  McMICHAEL,  son  of  Morton  and 
Mary  Estell  McMichael,  was  born  in  Philadelphia,  February  23, 
1850.  He  prepared  for  college  at  Chase  and  Labberton's  School, 
Philadelphia.  Began  the  study  of  law  in  September,  1870,  and 
was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  Philadelphia,  on  May  25,  1872.  In 
November,  1875,  was  offered  the  position  of  First  Assistant  United 
States  Attorney,  but  dechned.  In  1881  was  appointed  solicitor  for 
the  Guardians  of  the  Poor.  Held  this  position  for  two  years,  and 
was  then  promoted  and  given  charge  of  the  preparation  and  trial 
of  all  cases  in  which  the  City  of  Philadelphia  was  a  party.  By 
gradual  promotion  attained  the  position  of  first  assistant  city 
sohcitor,  and  had  under  his  supervision  a  large  amount  of  litiga- 
tion, including  the  preparation  and  trial  of  suits  both  at  law  and 
equity  in  the  courts  of  Common  Pleas,  and  in  the  Supreme  Court 
of  Pennsylvania.  In  September,  1892,  resigned  the  position  of 
first  assistant  city  sohcitor,  and  resumed  private  practice.  Was 
appointed  judge  of  the  Court  of  Common  Pleas,  No.  3,  of  the 
First  Judicial  District  of  Pennsylvania,  by  the  governor  of  Penn- 
sylvania, March  5,  1896,  and  in  November,  1896,  unanimously 
elected  for  a  term  of  ten  years  from  the  first  Monday  of  Janu- 
ary, 1897;  was  president  of  the  Harvard  Club  of  Philadelphia 
for  three  years. 

Pubhshed  a  "  Digest  of  Statutes  and  Adjudicated  Cases  relat- 
ing to  the  Municipal  Law  of  the  City  of  Philadelphia." 

On  June  7,  1877,  was  married  to  Anna  Mallet  Prevost,  who 
died  January  28,  1904;  on  February  18,  1879,  Carohne  Suther- 
land McMichael  was  bom,  and  on  May  22,  1887,  Charles  Prevost 
McMichael  was  born. 

BENJAMIN  PICKMAN  MANN,  son  of  Horace  and  Mary  Tyler 
(Peabody)  Mann,  was  bom  in  West  Newton,  Mass.,  April  30, 
1848.  Prepared  for  college  at  the  Concord,  Mass.,  High  School 
and  under  Professor  E.  W.  Gurney,  entomologist  to  government 
of  Brazil,  January- to  June,  1871,  under  special  commission.   Lee- 


turer  and  instructor  in  entomology  and  botany,  1872  to  1880, 
including  a  term  in  botany  at  Bowdoin  College  in  1877,  and  in 
entomology  at  Martha's  Vineyard  Summer  Institute  in  1878. 
Secretary  of  numerous  entomological  societies  almost  continually 
during  same  period.  Compiler  of  "Mann's  Reference  Indexes" 
and  specialist  in  preparation  of  bibliographical  lists ;  devised  im- 
proved system  of  genealogical  tables;  contributor  to  magazines 
and  newspapers  on  scientific,  bibliographical,  and  sociological 
subjects;  editor  of  Catalogue  of  Phsenogamous  and  Vascular 
Cryptogamous  Plants,  1872.  Sole  editor  of  "  Psyche,"  the  monthly 
magazine  and  organ  of  the  Cambridge  Entomological  Club, 
1874  to  1876,  and  managing  and  bibliographical  editor,  1877  to 
1885.  For  one  year  president  of  this  club.  Recorder  and  com- 
puter at  Harvard  College  Observatory  early  in  1879,  and  again 
in  1880.    Opened  a  private  school  in  Boston  with  an  associate  in 

1879,  but  soon  withdrew;  filled  temporary  positions  as  instructor 
at  Dudley  School,  Roxbury,  and  at  Roxbury  Latin  School  in 

1880.  From  1881  to  1886  assistant  entomologist  and  assistant 
in  Entomological  Division  of  U.  S.  Department  of  Agriculture, 
engaged  mostly  in  bibliographical  work;  in  early  part  of  1887,  in 
charge  of  rearranging  and  cataloguing  the  library  of  that  depart- 
ment. From  August,  1886,  to  July,  1887,  examiner  in  U.  S.  Civil 
Service  Commission.  In  May,  1887,  took  examination  for  reentry 
into  civil  service,  passing  at  highest  percentage  ever  attained. 
Resigned  from  commission,  July  31,  1887;  refused  clerkship  in 
Post  Office  Department  in  August;  accepted  clerkship  in  War 
Department  in  September;  resigned  that  in  October  to  accept 
appointment  as  assistant  examiner  in  Patent  OflSce,  where  he 
now  is.  Was  an  organizer  of  the  Civic  Centre  of  the  city  of  Wash- 
ington, D.  C,  and  chairman  of  its  Committee  on  Pauperism;  was 
for  several  years  vice-president  of  the  Charity  Organization 
Society  of  the  District  of  Columbia;  member  of  Board  of  Chil- 
dren's Guardians  of  the  District  of  Columbia  from  the  organiza- 
tion of  the  board,  appointed  originally  in  1892,  reappointed  in 
1894,  1897,  1900,  and  1903;  secretary  from  organization  until  he 
resigned  the  office  in  1904.  Is  life  member  of  A.  L.  A.  and  of 
Cambridge  Entomological  Club,  of  which  he  was  president  in 
1883;  corresponding  member  of  American  Entomological  So- 
ciety, Philadelphia;  life  fellow  of  A.  A.  A.  S.;  member  of  Bio- 
logical and  Entomological  Societies  of  Washington,  of  the  Associa- 

72  ,  CLASS   OF   1870 

tion  of  Economic  Entomologists,  and  of  numerous  other  technical 
and  scientific  societies.  Established  several  kindergartens  for  the 
children  of  the  poor  in  Washington,  collecting  and  managing  the 
funds  therefor,  for  seven  years,  until  pubhc  kindergartens  were 
estabHshed.  Has  been  secretary  of  the  Columbian  Kindergarten 
Association  since  its  organization  in  1892.  Was  president  of  the 
congregation  of  the  "People's  Church"  in  1893  and  1894,  and 
again  is  president  for  term  1905-1906,  and  was  treasurer  of  the 
church  from  1899  to  1904,  when  he  resigned  that  office.  Has  been 
since  1887  treasurer  of  the  People's  Real  Estate  Tontine  of  New 
York  city,  a  philanthropic  organization  for  the  prevention  of 
poverty  in  old  age.  On  July  12,  1878,  was  married  to  Louisa  C. 
F.  van  de  Sande.  Has  no  children.  Residence,  1918  Sunderland 
Place,  Washington,  D.  C.  Retains  his  citizenship  in  Cambridge, 

*WILLIAM  MERRICK,  son  of  Solyman  and  Anne  Sophia 
(Clapp)  Merrick,  was  born  in  Springfield,  Mass.,  September  10, 
1849.  Was  prepared  for  college  at  Professor  Charlier's  French 
School  in  New  York,  entering  with  the  Class  in  1866.  He  was  a 
member  of  the  O  B  K,  H  H,  and  Natural  History  Society.  The 
folowing  account  of  Merrick's  Ufe  is  taken  from  the  Springfield 
"Repubhcan"  of  January  18,  1887:  — 

"After  leaving  College,  he  took  a  course  in  architecture  at  the  Boston 
Institute  of  Technology.  He  was  a  good  musician,  an  accomplished 
French  scholar,  and  generally  a  well-educated  man.  Since  his  school 
and  coUege  work  was  completed,  he  has  lived  quietly  at  home,  taking 
care  of  his  property  and  managing  some  special  trusts.  He  was  a  man 
of  exceptionally  retiring  and  modest  disposition,  not  at  all  fond  of  society, 
and  content  to  live  within  a  small  circle;  but  to  those  few  who  knew 
him  intimately  he  manifested  many  most  attractive  and  admirable  traits. 
He  seemed  to  be  peculiarly  qualified  for  oflSces  of  trust,  and  was  the 
soul  of  honor  and  uprightness.  Methodical,  thorough,  and  well  balanced, 
he  managed  his  own  and  the  interests  of  others  intrusted  to  him  with 
abiUty,  conservatism,  care,  and  precision.  He  always  gave  generously 
to  good  causes  that  appealed  to  him.  He  was  fond  of  his  college  associa- 
tions, and  kept  up  a  close  intimacy  with  a  few  of  his  classmates. 

"Mr.  Merrick  retained  his  father's  large  interest  in  the  gas  company, 
and  a  year  ago  was  elected  treasurer,  to  succeed  the  late  J.  D.  Brewer. 
He  enjoyed  the  duties  that  the  position  gave  him,  and  discharged  them 
well.  He  was  a  director  of  the  John  Hancock  Bank,  and  a  director  and 
on  the  Finance  Committee  of  the  City  Library,  in  which  he  was  much  in- 


terested,  and  for  the  endowment  of  which  he  had  promised  fifteen  hun- 
dred dollars  when  the  full  amount  of  sixty  thousand  dollars  should  be 
completed.  For  a  time  he  was  also  a  trustee  of  the  City  Hospital,  and 
was  a  member  and  trustee  of  the  Winthrop  Club.  He  was  one  of  the 
syndicate  that  recently  bought  the  Bliss  lot,  next  to  the  City  Library, 
to  save  it  for  a  park.  He  grew  up  in  the  Unitarian  Church,  usually  at- 
tended its  services,  and  gave  liberally  for  its  support,.  Altogether,  though 
so  quiet  a  person,  he  was  a  valuable  member  of  society,  and  was  becom- 
ing more  and  more  so.  His  death  is  therefore  a  real  loss  to  the  community." 

Merrick  died  suddenly  on  Jan.  17,  1887,  of  congestion  of  the 
brain.  The  following  extract  from  his  will  (which  was  made  up 
largely  of  charitable  bequests)  will  be  of  interest: — 

"To  the  President  and  Fellows  of  Harvard  College,  a  corporation 
established  by  law,  its  successors  and  assigns,  I  give  and  bequeath  the 
sum  of  five  thousand  dollars,  to  found  a  scholarship,  the  income  of  said 
sum  of  five  thousand  dollars  to  be  paid  to  some  meritorious  undergradu- 
ate, descendants  of  members  of  the  Class  of  1870  to  have  the  preference." 

*CHARLES  LUCIUS  MITCHELL,  son  of  Thomas  Greene  and 
Martha  Ehzabeth  Mitchell,  was  bom  in  Cincinnati,  O.,  August  31, 
1850.  He  fitted  for  college  at  the  private  school  of  Andrew  J. 
Rickoff,  and  entered  with  the  Class  in  1866.  Mitchell  died  of 
typhoid  pneumonia  on  June  21,  1898,  at  Oakland,  Cal.,  where 
he  had  resided  for  three  years.  He  was  only  nineteen  when 
we  were  graduated.  After  travelling  in  Europe  during  that 
summer  he  went  to  Dresden  in  the  fall,  and  there  studied  for  two 
years.  Then  returning  he  entered  the  Law  School  of  the  Cincinnati 
College,  and  in  the  spring  of  1874  took  its  degree,  was  admitted 
to  the  bar,  and  at  once  entered  upon  an  active  practice  in  Cin- 
cinnati as  the  partner  of  his  grandfather,  Charles  D.  Coffin,  then 
one  of  the  leading  lawyers  of  Ohio.  Mitchell  was  eminently  fitted 
for  the  law,  and  success  soon  came  to  him.  The  reports  of  the  de- 
cisions of  the  Supreme  Court  of  Ohio  rendered  between  1875  and 
1883  bear  witness  to  the  number  and  importance  of  the  causes  in 
which  he  was  employed,  as  well  as  to  his  success  in  them.  Before 
either  court  or  jury  his  fluent  and  graceful  diction,  his  ready  grasp 
of  the  controlling  points  of  his  case,  and  his  logical  power  of 
statement  made  him  so  effective  that  in  three  or  four  years  he  had 
taken  a  front  place  among  the  younger  members  of  the  local  bar. 
In  June,  1879,  he  married  Mary  Elizabeth  Holmes,  the  younger 

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daughter  of  D.  H.  Holmes  of  Holmesdale,  Ky.,  and  spent  the 
latter  half  of  that  year  in  travel  in  the  far  East,  mostly  in  Japan. 
In  the  following  year  he  became  interested  in  a  gold  mining 
venture  in  northern  Georgia,  in  which  he  gradually  embarked 
more  and  more  of  his  means,  and  to  it  gave  more  and  more  of  his 
time  until,  in  1882,  all  he  had  was  involved;  and  with  the  hope 
of  saving  something  he  gave  up  the  practice  of  his  profession  and 
went  to  Georgia  to  take  personal  management  of  the  mine,  but 
was  not  able  to  prevent  a  total  loss.  On  the  death  of  his  grand- 
father in  1880,  he  had  formed  a  partnership  with  his  brother-in- 
law,  D.  H.  J.  Holmes;  and  after  the  mining  venture  began  to 
divert  his  attention  from  his  practice,  his  classmate  Perkins  took 
charge  of  his  more  important  litigation,  and  for  a  time  they  had 
their  offices  together,  until  Mitchell  finally  gave  up  the  law  entirely. 
In  1883  he  lost  his  wife,  to  whom  he  had  been  devotedly  attached. 
She  was  constantly  with  him  at  the  mining  camp  in  Georgia,  and 
at  the  time  of  her  death  they  were  at  Holmesdale  on  a  visit,  in- 
tending to  return  to  the  mine,  but  he  never  afterward  did  so.  She 
had  shared  his  love  of  flowers,  and  together  they  had  cultivated 
roses  as  a  pastime.  For  many  months  after  her  death  he  avoided 
his  old  associates  and  spent  most  of  his  time  in  his  rosery.  The 
following  year  he  built  large  greenhouses  at  Oakley,  O.,  near 
Cincinnati,  and  went  into  the  growing  of  roses  for  the  market  on 
9,n  extensive  scale.  For  some  time  the  business  seemed  to  pros- 
per, but  the  local  demand  for  his  product  was  irregular,  and  after 
a  time  it  became  apparent  that  he  could  not  compete  with  the 
more  economical  methods  of  smaller  growers,  and  in  1891,  after 
a  hard  struggle  to  make  the  venture  profitable,  he  gave  it  up. 
Then  for  a  year  or  two  he  held  a  position  in  the  federal  revenue 
service,  where  he  made  a  local  reputation  by  the  correction  of 
some  time-honored  abuses  which  his  integrity  and  accuracy  as 
an  accountant  could  not  tolerate.  But  needing  a  wider  field,  he 
moved  with  his  family  to  CaUfomia  in  1895,  and  subsequently, 
through  the  influence  of  his  classmate  Morse,  became  the  agent 
at  San  Francisco  of  the  United  States  Trust  and  Guaranty  Co. 
of  Baltimore.  By  industry  and  ability  in  this  work  he  soon  be- 
came the  general  agent  of  his  company  for  the  State  of  Califor- 
nia, and  afterward  was  made  its  manager  for  the  Pacific  Coast. 
While  on  a  visit  to  Oregon  in  April,  1898,  for  the  appointment  of 
local  agents,  he  contracted  the  disease  which  caused  his  death. 


According  to  some  tests  his  life  was  not  successful,  but  when 
judged  by  the  highest  standards  it  was  full  of  achievement  greater 
than  any  which  brings  only  the  common  measure  of  success.  In 
every  relation  he  did  his  duty.  There  never  was  a  better  son, 
husband,  or  father.  No  client's  interests  ever  suffered  in  his 
hands.  No  obligation  of  citizenship  was  ever  shirked  by  him. 
In  the  face  of  repeated  financial  misfortune,  he  never  lost  heart  or 
became  embittered.  That  temperate  hopefulness  which  is  bom 
of  a  clean  conscience  and  good  courage  enabled  him  always  to 
shed  upon  his  family  and  friends  the  light  of  his  happy  disposi- 
tion.  In  a  letter  written  a  few  weeks  before  his  death,  he  said:  — 

"I  have  never  been  able  to  satisfy  myself  that  any  human  being  can 
have  any  knowledge  as  to  what  his  future  state  is  likely  to  be,  but  I  am 
entirely  satisfied  that  if  you  try  to  be  upright  and  charitable  to  your 
fellow  men,  without  bothering  yourself  about  a  future  which  you  cannot 
know  and  which  was  probably  hidden  from  you  for  some  wise  reason, 
you  stand  a  very  good  chance  of  fair  treatment  by  this  world,  and  that  is 
about  all  we  have  any  right  to  expect." 

In  1887  he  contracted  his  second  marriage  with  May  Suter  of 
Cincinnati,  by  whom  he  had  five  children,  two  girls  and  three  boys, 
all  of  whom,  and  his  widow,  survive  him.  His  eldest  son,  Daniel 
Holmes  Mitchell,  the  child  of  his  first  marriage,  is  now  [1900]  at 
the  Pomfret  School,  and  expects  to  enter  college  in  a  year  or  two. 

CHARLES  MONROE,  son  of  Charles  W.  and  Abbie  (Kimball) 
Monroe,  was  born  at  Rumford,  Me.,  December  23,  1849.  He 
was  prepared  for  college  at  the  Boston  Latin  School,  taking  the 
regular  six-year  course.  After  graduating  from  Harvard  in  1870, 
he  taught  school  in  Poughkeepsie,  N.  Y.,  until  January,  1871. 
In  the  spring  of  1871  he  went  to  Leavenworth,  Kans.,  and  entered 
upon  the  study  of  the  law.  Was  admitted  to  the  bar  December 
10,  1872,  and  in  July,  1873,  entered  the  office  of  Mr.  T.  A. 
Hurd,  and  in  July,  1875,  became  a  partner  in  the  firm  of  Hurd 
&  Monroe.  On  October  1,  1875,  was  appointed  assistant  at- 
torney of  the  Kansas  Pacific  Railway  at  Kansas  City,  Mo.,  and 
moved  to  Lawrence,  Kans.,  in  1876,  retaining  the  same  position 
with  that  company  and  its  successor,  the  Union  Pacific  Railway. 
On  May  1,  1887,  was  appointed  assistant  general  attorney  of  the 
Kansas  Division  of  the  Union  Pacific  Railway  at  Topeka,  Kans. 

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January  1,  1891,  resigned  and  moved  to  Los  Angeles,  Cal.,  and 
became  a  member  of  the  firm  of  Wells,  Monroe  &  Lee.  Con- 
tinued the  practice  of  law  with  that  firm  until  October,  1893, 
when  he  formed  a  partnership  with  Stephen  M.  White  under 
the  firm  name  of  White  &  Monroe.  Practised  by  himself  from 
April,  1899,  until  the  12th  of  April,  1905,  when  he  was  ap- 
pointed judge  of  the  Superior  Court  of  Los  Angeles  County,  by 
the  governor  of  California.  On  March  18,  1880,  was  married  to 
Ella  Chartis  Hadley,  at  Lawrence,  Kans.  Address,  Courthouse, 
Los  Angeles,  Cal. 

ERNEST  NATHANIEL  MORISON  was  bom  in  Baltimore, 
November  13,  1848.  Was  prepared  for  college  at  Phillips  Exeter 
Academy.  Was  at  one  time  a  member  of  the  firm  of  Morison  & 
Williams,  general  commission  merchants,  Baltimore,  Md.,  and 
afterward  in  the  wool  commission  business;  was  then  the  agent 
for  the  New  York  Mutual  Life  Lisurance  Company  in  Baltimore. 
Is  now  a  stock  broker,  firm  of  E.  N.  Morison  &  Co.,  Baltimore. 
On  October  31,  1871,  was  married  to  Priscilla  Ridgely  WTiite. 
On  September  24,  1872,  N.  H.  Morison,  Jr.,  was  bom;  Jan- 
uary 24,  1874,  Charles  Ridgely  White;  in  1876,  Sidney  Brown; 
in  1878,  Rebecca  AngeHca;  in  1881,  Emest;  in  1883,  Henry 
White;  in  1886,  William  George;  in  August,  1889,  Allison;  and 
in  May,  1891,  Robert  Brown.  [From  last  Report.  No  reply  re- 

GODFREY  MORSE,  son  of  Jacob  and  Charlotte  (INIehHnger) 
Morse,  was  bom  in  Wachenheim,  in  the  Rhenish  Palatinate, 
Bavaria,  May  19,  1846.  He  prepared  for  college  at  the  Boston 
Latin  School.  After  graduation  studied  law,  receiving  the  degree 
of  LL.  B.  at  the  Harvard  Law  School  in  June,  1872;  during  the 
winter  months  of  that  year  taught  English  Literature  and  Arith- 
metic in  the  Boston  Pubhc  Evening  High  School ;  was  admitted  to 
the  bar  by  the  Supreme  Judicial  Court  of  Massachusetts,  July  22, 
1873,  and  by  the  United  States  Circuit  Court  October  2,  1874. 
Febmary  3,  1879,  was  admitted  to  the  bar  of  the  Supreme  Court 
of  the  United  States  at  Washington.  During  the  years  1876, 1877, 
and  1878  was  a  member  of  the  School  Committee  of  the  City  of 
Boston;  1882  and  1883  was  a  member  of  the  Common  Council 
of  the  City  of  Boston;    June  18, 1883,  was  elected  president  of  the 


Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Boston;  1882,  1883,  and  1884 
was  assistant  counsel  of  the  United  States  in  the  Court  of  Com- 
missioners of  Alabama  Claims;  March  11,  1885,  was  appointed 
a  member  of  the  Board  of  Court  House  Commissioners  for  the 
Erection  of  a  new  Court  House  for  the  City  of  Boston  and  County 
of  Suffolk;  1887  was  elected  a  member  of  the  Board  of  Trustees 
of  the  Boston  Dental  College;  September,  1896,  was  a  member 
of  the  National  Democratic  Convention  which  met  at  Indian- 
apolis; 1897  and  1898  was  chairman  of  the  Massachusetts  State 
Committee  of  the  National  Democratic  party,  as  well  as  chair- 
man of  the  City  Committee  of  the  City  of  Boston  of  the  National 
Democratic  party ;  was  for  many  years  president  of  the  Leopold 
Morse  Home,  vice-president  of  the  Boston  Home  for  Incurables, 
president  of  the  Federation  of  Jewish  Charities  of  Boston,  and  a 
trustee  in  a  large  number  of  other  charitable  corporations.  Has 
visited  Europe  a  number  of  times;  in  1895  made  a  trip  to  the 
Orient,  visiting  the  principal  Mediterranean  ports;  traveled  in 
California  in  1897;  is  a  director  of  the  Allouez  JSIining  Company, 
a  member  of  the  University  Club,  the  Athletic  Club,  and  the 
Elysium  Club  of  Boston,  and  of  the  Criterion  Club,  and  Man- 
hattan Club  of  New  York.  Received  the  degree  of  A.  M.  from 
Tufts  College  in  1900.  Practises  law  at  53  State  Street,  Boston, 
with  Lee  M.  Friedman  of  Harvard,  1893,  under  the  name  of 
Morse  &  Friedman. 

OTIS  NORCROSS,  son  of  Otis  and  Lucy  A.  (Lane)  Norcross, 
was  born  in  Boston,  Mass.,  November  1,  1848.  He  prepared  for 
college  at  the  Boston  Latin  School.  After  graduation  was  en- 
gaged in  studying  law;  received  the  degree  of  LL.  B.  from  the 
Harvard  Law  School  in  June,  1873;  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in 
September,  1873,  and  is  practising  in  Boston,  in  partnership  with 
his  brother,  Grenville  Howland  Norcross  ('75),  under  firm 
name  of  O.  &  G.  H.  Norcross.  Was  married  January  20,  1881, 
to  Susannah  Buggies  Plympton,  daughter  of  the  late  Henry 
Plympton  of  Boston.  Residence,  249  Marlborough  Street. 
Oflfice,  50  Congress  Street,  Boston. 

FRANKLIN  NOURSE,  son  of  Benjamin  F.  and  Laura  E. 
(Little)  Nourse,  was  bom  in  Bangor,  Me.,  March  5,  1848.  He 
prepared  for  college  at  the  Boston  Latin  School.    From  gradua- 

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tion  until  September,  1871,  was  in  the  machine  shop  of  the  Saco 
Water  Power  Company,  at  Biddeford,  Me. ;  then  passed  a  year 
in  the  various  departments  of  the  Bates  IMills,  Lewdston,  Me.; 
on  returning  to  Biddeford,  entered  the  draughting  room  of  the 
Saco  Water  Power  Company's  machine  shop;  was  afterwards 
connected  with  the  Masconomet  IVIills,  at  Newbur}'port,  Mass., 
and  the  W^ashington  Print  Works,  at  Philadelphia;  has  been 
engaged  in  manufacturing  and  mill  engineering  at  Waterville 
and  Biddeford,  Me.;  November,  1877,  took  charge  of  the  Barker 
IVIills,  Auburn,  Me.;  March  1,  1879,  took  the  agency  of  the 
Lawrence  Duck  Company,  Lawrence,  Mass.;  April  1,  1880, 
took  the  agency  of  the  York  Manufacturing  Company  at  Saco, 
Me.;  is  now  at  Lowell,  Mass.,  as  agent  of  the  Lawrence  INIanu- 
facturing  Company.  In  1873-74  was  a  councilman  in  Biddeford, 
Me.,  and  m  1886-87  and  1887-88  an  alderman  in  Saco,  Me.  On 
September  12,  1878,  was  married  to  Edith  Frances  Riversmith; 
on  June  17,  1879,  Benjamin  FrankHn  Nourse,  2d,  was  born; 
and  on  March  19, 1881,  Edith  Frances  Nourse. 

CHARLES  FREEMAN  NYE,  son  of  Bartlett  and  Laura  Maria 
(Moore)  Nye,  was  born  in  Champlain,  N.  Y.,  October  3,  1849. 
Prepared  for  college  under  private  tutors  and  at  Phillips  Exeter 
Academy.  After  graduation  studied  law  in  New  York,  and  was 
admitted  to  the  bar  June  11,  1875,  and  is  practising  in  Champlain, 
N.  Y.  Is  a  member  of  the  University  Club  of  New  York,  the 
Society  of  Colonial  Wars  in  the  State  of  New  York,  and  the  So- 
ciety of  Maj^ower  Descendants  in  the  State  of  New  York. 

HENRY  PARKMAN,  son  of  Samuel  and  Mary  EKot  (Dwight) 
Parkman,  was  bom  in  Boston  May  23,  1850.  He  prepared  for 
college  at  Mr.  E.  S.  Dixwell's  School,  Boston.  After  graduation 
studied  and  attended  University  lectures  for  one  year;  then 
entered  the  Harvard  Law  School;  was  proctor  at  the  College, 
received  the  degree  of  LL.  B.  in  June,  1873,  and  of  A.  M.,  June, 
1874;  practised  law  in  Boston  until  June,  1895,  and  is  a  pubUc 
administrator  for  the  county  of  Suffolk;  June,  1895,  became 
treasurer  of  the  Pro\'ident  Institution  for  Sa\dngs  in  the  town 
of  Boston,  Tvith  office  at  36  Temple  Place.  Was  six  years  (1879- 
1884)  a  member  of  the  Common  Council  of  the  city  of  Boston, 
and  for  some  years  secretary,  and  subsequently  on  two  separate 


occasions  president  of  the  Republican  City  Committee  of  Boston. 
Represented  Ward  9  of  Boston  for  three  years  (1886-87-88)  in 
the  House  of  Representatives,  and  was  senator  from  the  Fifth 
Suffolk  District  in  1892  and  1893.  Is  now  a  member  of  the  Prison 
Commission  of  Massachusetts.  Was  secretary  of  the  Alumni 
Association  of  Harvard  College  from  1884  to  1896,  and  is  now 
one  of  the  directors  of  the  Association.  Was  a  member  of  the 
Commission  on  the  Height  of  Buildings  in  the  City  of  Boston  in 
1904.  Married  August  21,  1890,  to  Mary  Frances  Parker  of 
Newark,  N.  J.  Has  five  children:  Marj'  Ehzabeth,  born  July  24, 
1891;  Edith  Wolcott,  bom  October  28,  1892;  Henry,  bom 
April  26,  1894;  Penelope  Frances,  bom  April  12,  1896;  Francis, 
bom  February'  26,  1898. 

SAMUEL  L.  PARRISH  studied  law  for  two  years  in  Phila- 
delphia, and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  on  July  1,  1872;  immediately 
thereafter  sailed  for  Europe,  passing  somewhat  over  a  year  in 
study  and  travel  in  Europe;  returned  in  October,  1873,  and 
practised  in  Philadelphia;  removed  to  New  York  in  1877,  con- 
tinuing practice;  was  for  many  years  associated  with  Pendle- 
ton ('70)  under  the  firm  name  of  Parrish  &  Pendleton,  44  and 
46  Broadway;  retired  from  active  practice  in  1897,  continuing 
his  oflfices  with  Pendleton  at  25  Broad  Street,  New  York  city. 
Parrish  writes  as  follows: 

SoTJTHAMPiON,  N.  Y.,  July  7,  1905. 

My  deae  Tom,  —  At  the  dinner  in  commemoration  of  the  thirty- 
fifth  year  of  our  graduation  I  took  the  liberty  of  suggesting,  as  you  will 
doubtless  remember,  to  the  members  of  our  class  there  present  that  we 
could  make  our  class  book  much  more  instructive  and  entertaining  if  we 
would  to  some  extent  cast  aside  our  natural  reserve  when  speaking  of 
ourselves,  and  be  a  little  more  frank  in  allowing  our  classmates  to  really 
know  at  least  something  of  those  things  in  which  we  have  been  interested. 
In  pursuance  of  this  proposed  reform  in  autobiographical  method,  I 
therefore  submit  as  an  addendum  to  the  above  somewhat  "bald  and  un- 
convincing narrative  "  (which,  with  the  addition  of  the  last  two  lines, 
has  now  done  duty  for  the  past  thirty-five  years  as  the  only  account  in 
our  class  book  of  my  objectively  uneventful  life)  the  following  epitomized 
statement :  — 

First.  As  a  chance  occurrence  in  nature's  garden  seems  to  have  led 
Walter  Deane,  as  disclosed  in  his  most  interesting  account  of  himself, 
into  a  new  and  delightful  realm  of  thought  and  study  and  pursuit,  so  do 

80  CLASS   OF   1870 

I  date  my  present  keen  interest  in  our  national  development  and  inter- 
national relations  from  a  comparatively  recent  dramatic  event  in  the  his- 
tory of  our  country.  As  we  all  so  well  remember,  it  was  in  the  latter  part 
of  the  month  of  December,  1895,  that  the  world  was  startled  by  the  mes- 
sage of  President  Cleveland  upon  the  attitude  of  Great  Britain  toward 
Venezuela.  Within  three  days  of  its  publication,  and  in  the  midst  of  a 
financial  panic  (to  the  effects  of  which  I  must  confess  I  was  not  indif- 
ferent),! became  conAanced  that,  contrary  to  general  expectation,  the  ulti- 
mate effect  of  the  message,  however  intended,  would  be  to  reveal  to  both 
Great  Britain  and  the  United  States  the  essential  solidarity  of  their  political 
interests,  and  thus  bring  the  two  countries  together  into  more  intimate 
and  friendly  relations  than  ever  before  in  their  history.  Profoundly  con- 
vinced that  this  would  be  the  result,  I  at  once  wrote  in  this  spirit  to  two 
of  my  English  friends,  who  happened  at  that  time  to  be,  and  still  are, 
members  of  the  British  Parliament.  Their  replies  were  conceived  in  the 
same  friendly  vein  in  which  I  had  written,  and  a  portion  of  the  corre- 
spondence was  shortly  thereafter  published  in  this  country.  From  that 
time  on,  now  nearly  ten  years  ago,  I  have  been  in  one  sense  a  constant, 
though  at  the  same  time  somewhat  intermittent,  contributor  to  the  cur- 
rent literature  of  our  time  on  the  lines  above  suggested,  finding  an  intense 
and  continuous  interest  in  noting  the  development  of  our  country  as  the 
evolution  of  political  and  economic  forces  has  compelled  us,  even  per- 
haps at  times  against  our  will,  to  assume  a  role  of  ever  increasing  im- 
portance in  the  affairs  of  the  world. 

The  following,  appearing  in  the  form  of  signed  contributions  to  the 
daily  press,  or  as  addresses  before  associations,  historical  societies,  and 
political  clubs,  have  been  among  the  subjects  treated:  — 

1.  "  The  Venezuela  Crisis."  (Magazine  article  published  in  March, 

2.  "The  Righteousness  and  Necessity  of  our  Approaching  War  with 
Spain."  (Public  address,  and  open  letter  to  the  New  York  Tribune 
in  April,  1898.  Visits  to  Cuba  preceding  the  war  had  convinced  me 
that  Spanish  colonial  methods  were  intolerable,  and  that  the  reforms 
necessary  for  our  own  welfare  could  come  only  through  the  expulsion 
of  the  Spaniards  by  the  United  States.) 

3.  "Political  Necessity  of  the  Annexation  of  the  Philippine  Islands." 
(Public  address  delivered  in  August,  1898,  and  open  letter  to  the  New 
York  Tribune.) 

4.  "American  Expansion  as  an  Historical  Evolution."  (Paper  read 
before  the  American  Social  Science  Association  at  Saratoga  in  Sep- 
tember, 1899.) 

5.  "The  British  Empire  and  the  Boer  War,"  (Open  letter  to  the  New 
York  Tribune  in  favor  of  the  attitude  of  Great  Britain.) 

6.  "The  Menace  to  the  Monroe  Doctrine  contained  in  the  First 
Draught  of  the  Hay-Pauncefote  Treaty."  (Open  letter  to  the  New  York 
Tribune  in  February,  1900,  while  the  original  treaty  (subsequently 
amended")  was  under  discussion.) 

i       RECORDS   OF  THE  CLASS  81 

7.  "Colonization  and  Civil  Government  in  the  Tropics."    (Address 
delivered  before  the  Suffolk  County  (N.  Y.)  Historical  Society  in  Feb- 
ruary, 1903,  and  before  the  Oneida  Historical  Society  at  Utica,  N.  Y. 
treating  of  political  conditions  in  the  Philippine  Islands.) 

8.  "The  Conflict  between  Russia  and  Japan  as  affecting  the  United 
States."  (Address  delivered  in  April,  1904,  before  the  Lincoln  Republican 
Club  of  Patchogue,  Long  Island,  and  later  published.) 

9.  "Campaign  Expenses."  (A  circular  letter  published  in  February, 
1905,  in  the  N.  Y.  Evening  "  Post,"  and  then  sent  to  about  two  hundred 
of  the  most  prominent  "practical  politicians"  of  the  State  of  New  York 
advocating  in  detail  a  reform  in  our  present  often  disgraceful  primary 
and  campaign  methods.) 

10.  "The  Conflict  between  the  President  and  the  Senate  as  to  their 
Respective  Rights  and  Duties  as  a  Part  of  the  Treaty-Making  Power." 

11.  "The  Santo  Domingo  Treaty." 

These  last  two  letters  were  published  in  the  New  York  "  Sun  "  and  the 
New  York  "Tribune"  respectively,  and  other  papers,  in  February  and 
March,  1905,  and  then  sent  in  the  form  of  a  circular  letter  to  the  mem- 
bers of  the  United  States  Senate,  and  to  others  in  authority.  In  these 
letters  I  upheld  the  position  assumed  by  the  Senate,  and  advocated  the 
necessity  of  an  increased  and  more  responsible  supervision  by  us  of 
Tropical  America. 

12.  "The  Impending  Revolution  in  Russia."  (PubUshed  in  January, 

13.  Various  published  communications,  through  various  channels,  on 
various  subjects,  including  campaign  literature. 

Second.  In  the  summer  and  autumn  of  1896,  while  travelling  in  Italy, 
it  occurred  to  me  that  the  establishment  of  a  small  public  museum  in  the 
village  of  Southampton,  N.  Y.,  where  I  have  made  my  home,  would  be  of 
interest.  A  sudden  realization  of  the  very  ephemeral  nature  of  life,  was, 
I  think,  the  impelling  cause  which  led  to  this  determination.  Following 
the  bent  of  my  own  inclination  rather,  I  fear,  than  from  any  set  purpose 
to  improve,  through  painful  and  self-denying  endeavor,  my  local  sur- 
roundings, an  attempt  was  made  to  plant  and  nurture  a  somewhat  deli- 
cate exotic  in  the  form  of  a  collection  of  early  Italian  paintings,  and  copies 
in  marble  and  plaster  of  some  of  the  best  examples  of  Greek,  Roman, 
and  Italian  plastic  art,  which,  in  combination,  would  ex-press  at  least 
something  of  the  spirit  of  the  Italian  Renaissance,  a  period  in  which 
I  have  become  greatly  interested  as  the  result  of  my  travels  and  studies 
in  Italy  during  the  past  fifteen  years. 

This  collection,  now  housed  in  a  permanent  building,  was  obtained 
for  the  most  part  in  Italy.  The  realization  of  this  attempt,  and  its  ap- 
parent appreciation  within  such  limits  as  could  have  been  reasonably 
anticipated,  have  been  a  source  of  much  personal  pleasure  and  satisfac- 
tion. The  cordial  cooperation  of  my  brother,  James  C.  Parrish  (whose 
son  of  the  same  name  is  now  entering  upon  his  Junior  year  at  Harvard) 

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in  this  artistic  enterprise  has  been  a  very  delightful  feature  of  the 

The  preparation  in  book  form  of  an  "Historical,  Biographical,  and 
Descriptive  Catalogue  of  the  Objects  exhibited  at  the  Southampton 
Art  Museum"  occupied  very  agreeably  the  leisure  moments  of  the  year 

During  the  months  of  August  and  September,  1898,  I  passed  three 
interesting,  though  naturally  very  distressing,  weeks  at  Montauk  Point, 
as  a  volunteer  agent  of  the  Red  Cross  Society,  in  an  attempt  to  assist  in 
relieving  the  terrible  suflFerings  of  our  troops  upon  their  return  to  this 
country  from  Cuba  after  the  Spanish  war.  The  fact  that  my  tent  was  in 
close  proximity  to  a  pretty  active  graveyard  was  not  calculated  to  induce 
hilarity,  especially  when  alone  at  night. 

Third.  In  line  with  what  Nelt  Willis  said  at  our  recent  dinner,  I 
have  become  of  late  even  more  firmly  con^anced  than  ever  that  for  the 
perpetuation  and  reasonable  and  necessary  improvement  of  our  insti- 
tutions we  must  in  the  future,  even  more  than  in  the  past,  greatly  rely 
upon  the  active  participation  of  men  of  education  in  the  everj'-day  work 
of  so-called  "practical  politics,"  without  alloy  of,  restless  desire  for,  or 
even  any  expectation  of,  political  preferment,  and  thus  I  have  become 
actively  interested  in  local  county  politics,  and  am  now  engaged  in 
fulfilhng  to  the  best  of  my  ability,  the  interesting  and  poUtically  in- 
structive duties  incident  to  the  somewhat  precarious  position  of  chair- 
man and  treasurer  of  the  Suffolk  County  (N.  Y.)  Republican  Commit- 
tee. I  have  also  from  time  to  time  been  elected  a  delegate  to  some 
three  or  four  of  our  New  York  State  Republican  conventions. 

Thus  interested,  as  above  outlined,  in  the  theory  of  large  and  the  prac- 
tice of  small  politics,  in  art,  in  the  elusive  pursuit  of  miscellaneous  infor- 
mation, in  the  active  cultivation  of  the  heretofore  unappreciated  interests 
and  pleasures  incident  to  life  in  the  country,  in  good  roads,  and  in 
schools,  and  with  agreeable  social  and  family  relations  (in  so  far  as  such  a 
thing  is  possible  for  men  of  our  age  who  have  never  had  the  good  fortune 
to  occupy  the  position  of  father  of  a  family),  I  find  myself,  at  the  age  of 
fifty-six  (any  attempt  at  concealment  is  useless  with  fellow  veterans), 
engaged  in  cultivating  a  certain  philosophic  serenity  toward  my  envi- 
ronment, without  being  compelled  to  fortify  my  philosophy  by  labori- 
ously reading  through,  from  time  to  time,  even  though  of  necessity  in 
translation,  Cicero's  treatise  "De  Senectute."  I  can  therefore,  while  a 
somewhat  uncertain  health  remains,  cordially  indorse  the  sentiments 
expressed  at  our  recent  class  dinner  by  Brooks  Adams  and  Charley 
McMichael  to  the  effect  that  each  succeeding  decade  has  its  own  increas- 
ing interest,  and  even  charm.  And  in  this  connection  I  may  add,  as 
a  source  of  great  satisfaction,  that,  faintly  rivalling  Waldo  Lincoln,  I 
have,  at  least  collaterally  and  vicariously,  contributed  to  Harvard  three 
very  good  friends  in  the  persons  of  my  nephews,  Tom  and  Jim  Lee 
of  '91  and  Jim  Parrish,  Jr.,  of  '07. 


In  concluding  this  altogether  too  lengthy  sketch  of  my  more  recent 
activities,  permit  me  also  to  add,  in  lighter  vein,  that  following  the 
illustrious  examples  of  Diocletian  and  Voltaire,  and  doubtless  many  other 
eminent  citizens  (including  the  late  justly  lamented  Joseph  Jefferson) 
in  their  later  but  by  no  means  therefore  declining  years,  I  have  recently 
entered  with  ardor  into  the  pursuit  of  aggressive  gardening,  and  hereby 
recommend  it  not  only  to  Taft,  but  also  to  those  of  my  other  classmates 
who  have  not  yet  tried  it,  as  an  excellent  physical  and  mental  tonic. 
Especially  should  it  be  taken  up  by  those  who,  like  myself,  have  finally 
allowed  experience  to  triumph  over  hope  in  the  attempt  to  master  the 
intricacies  of  the  elusive  game  of  golf.  After  fourteen  years  of  faithful 
but  discouraging  effort  in  this  to  me  formerly  fascinating  form  of  sport 
(I  was  president  of  a  golf  club  for  seven  years),  I  must  now  rather 
reluctantly  admit  that  I  have  with  much  comfort  and  contentment  ex- 
changed the  driver,  the  brassie,  and  the  cleek  for  the  spade,  the  rake, 
and  the  hoe.  The  latter  instruments  are  less  spectacular  and  require  a 
longer  time  to  produce  results,  but  (speaking  exclusively  for  myself)  I  find 
them  much  more  certain  and  satisfactory  in  the  end. 

THEOPHILUS  PARSONS,  son  of  Thomas  and  Martha  (Wat- 
son) Parsons,  was  born  in  Brookline,  Mass.,  July  1,  1849.  He 
was  prepared  for  college  at  the  Brookline  High  School.  In  Octo- 
ber, 1870,  entered  the  Lyman  Mills,  Holyoke,  Mass.,  to  study 
the  manufacture  of  cotton  cloth,  and  on  October  9,  1873,  was 
appointed  superintendent;  passed  the  summer  of  1873  in  Europe; 
January  1,  1880,  was  appointed  agent  of  the  Pocasset  Manu- 
facturing Company,  Fall  River,  Mass.;  September  1,  1880,  ap- 
pointed agent  of  Lyman  Mills,  Holyoke,  Mass.;  October  1,  1884, 
appointed  treasurer  of  LjTiian  Mills.  August  15,  1894,  was  mar- 
ried to  Mary  Mason  Oliver;  July  28, 1895,  Susan  Lawrence  Par- 
sons was  bom.  Mrs.  Parsons  is  not  now  living.  Is  a  member 
of  the  A.  D.,  Somerset,  Myopia,  Eastern  Yacht,  and  New  York 
Yacht  clubs;  vice-president  and  director  of  Union  Bank,  Boston 
(1896);  director  of  Boston  Manufacturers  Mutual  Insurance  Co. 
(1899);  trustee  of  Sailors  Snug  Harbor,  Boston  (1899);  presi- 
dent of  Arkwright  Club,  Boston  (1900);  trustee  of  Massachusetts 
Humane  Society  (1903).   Address,  53  State  Street,  Boston. 

GEORGE  PEARSON,  son  of  John  and  Sarah  Jane  (Templeton) 
Pearson,  was  bom  in  Mercer,  Pa.,  April  3,  1850.  Prepared  for 
college  at  Haverford  College,  entering  the  Class  in  the  Junior 
year.    Admitted  to  practise  law  in  the  courts  of  Mercer  County, 

84  CLASS   OF   1870 

Pa.,  December  9,  1872.  Admitted  to  practise  in  the  Supreme 
and  Superior  courts  of  Pennsylvania  October  23,  1893.  Prac- 
tised as  attorney  at  law  at  Mercer,  Pa.,  firm  of  Johnson,  Pearson 
&  Son,  until  appointment  as  prothonotary  of  Supreme  Court; 
now  resides  in  Pittsburg,  Pa.;  was  clerk  of  the  Pennsylvania 
Senate  during  the  winters  of  1876  and  1877;  was  reading  clerk 
of  the  House  of  Representatives,  1881;  reading  clerk  of  the 
Senate,  1883;  chief  clerk  of  the  House  of  Representatives,  1885; 
reelected,  session  1887,  which  position  he  resigned  January  19, 
1887,  to  accept  appointment  as  private  secretary  of  Governor 
James  A.  Beaver;  was  chief  secretary  of  Repubhcan  State  Com- 
mittee during  the  years  1882-85  inclusive.  On  July  13, 1892,  was 
appointed  prothonotary  of  the  Supreme  Court  of  Pennsylvania  for 
the  Western  District  at  Pittsburg,  Pa.;  on  October  14,  1875, 
was  married  to  Jessie  Patton.  Johnson  Patton  Pearson  was  bom 
May  13,  1877,  and  died  January  11,  1878;  Helen  Pearson  was 
bom  March  13,  1879.  Jessie  Patton  Pearson  died  June  2,  1889. 
On  November  15,  1892,  was  married  to  Helen  Hester  Hume  of 
Houlton,  Me.   Ahce  Hume  Pearson  was  bom  September  1,  1893. 

WILLARD  SILSBEE  PEELE  has  passed  much  of  the  time 
since  graduation  in  travelHng  abroad.  Residence,  Beverley, 
Mass.    [From  last  Report.    No  reply  received.] 

FRANK  KEY  PENDLETON,  son  of  George  Hunt  and  Alice 
(Key)  Pendleton,  was  bom  in  Cincinnati,  O.,  January  3,  1850. 
Was  prepared  for  college  by  Eugene  F.  Bliss  in  Cincinnati.  After 
graduation  he  travelled  abroad  for  about  three  years,  spending 
some  time  in  studying  French  and  German;  on  his  retum  en- 
tered the  Harvard  Law  School;  after  completing  his  course  went 
to  New  York,  where  he  practised  law  with  Parrish  ('70) ;  the 
firm  was  dissolved  in  1900,  and  he  formed  a  partnership  with 
E.  Ellery  Anderson,  under  the  firm  name  of  Anderson,  Pendleton 
&  Anderson,  P.  C.  Anderson  being  the  junior  member.  Par- 
rish continued  to  have  his  oflBce  with  new  firm.  June  24,  1885, 
married  Sarah,  daughter  of  Camille  Marie  of  New  York.  Early 
in  1886  Mrs.  Pendleton  died  of  pneumonia.  In  December,  1890, 
married  Elizabeth  La  Montague.  On  August  9,  1895,  a  son  was 
bom.    Address,  7  East  86th  Street. 


*JAMES  HANDASYD  PERKINS,  the  fifth  and  youngest  son  of 
James  H.  and  Sarah  (Elliott)  Perkins,  was  bom  in  Cincinnati, 
O.,  February  20, 1848,  and  died  at  Cincinnati  December  2,  1889. 
Of  his  hfe,  after  graduation,  his  own  record  in  the  last  Report 
is  as  follows :  — 

"Was  engaged  in  studying  law  in  Cincinnati  until  April,  1872,  when 
he  received  the  degree  of  LL.  B.  at  the  Law  School  of  the  Cincinnati  Col- 
lege; is  now  practising  in  Cincinnati.  Was  married  on  May  10,  1887,  to 
Mary  Longworth  Stettinius  of  Cincinnati." 

These  few  lines,  characteristic  in  their  bre\'ity  and  reserve,  con- 
vey the  essential  facts  of  his  career  as  he  \aewed  it,  — the  profes- 
sion in  which  his  rare  intellectual  powers  found  constant  deUght, 
and  the  marriage  in  which  he  found  a  perfect  happiness.  In  these 
there  was  a  satisfaction  so  complete  that  those  public  honors, 
which  might  have  enlarged  the  record,  he  put  aside  as  often  as 
they  sought  him.  To  his  own  words  there  remains  but  to  add  the 
record  of  his  death,  still  so  difficult  to  reaUze  even  by  those  who 
were  nearest  to  him  in  his  last  days. 

Remarkable  as  were  Perkins's  intellectual  grasp,  his  mental 
alertness,  his  fearless  honesty,  these  were  fully  matched  by  the 
charm  of  his  personaUty.  It  was  quite  irresistible  to  all  sorts  and 
conditions  of  men,  because  it  was  absolutely  sincere.  He  did  not 
"  descend  to  meet,"  because  what  was  best  in  others  arose  to  meet 
him.  He  made  men  conscious  of  his  clear  insight,  of  his  absolute 
justice,  but  also  of  his  nobihty  of  heart,  of  his  surpassing  tender- 
ness. It  was  easy  to  love  him,  and  if  he  gave  much  and  to 
many  in  return,  he  gave  all  to  his  friends.  He  had  a  supreme  fac- 
ulty for  friendship.  There  played  about  his  intimate  intercourse 
the  full  measure  of  all  his  powers.  The  perfect  saneness  of  his 
mind,  his  gifts  of  memory,  of  close  reasoning,  and  of  luminous 
statement,  the  refinement  of  his  taste,  and  above  all  his  wonder- 
ful humor  and  affectionateness,  all  contributed  to  the  charm  of 
that  lost  companionship.  He  seemed  so  full  of  abounding  life, 
that  the  shock  of  his  sudden  death  was  Uttle  softened  by  his  long 
illness.  The  obscure  nervous  disease  which  finally  exhausted  the 
action  of  his  heart  kept  him  absent  from  his  practice,  and  much 
of  the  time  abroad,  for  his  last  two  years,  but  did  not  impair, 
even  to  the  very  end,  the  impression  of  the  fulness  of  life  which 
was  in  him. 

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One  of  the  many  public  tributes  to  his  memory  may  appropri- 
ately find  place  here,  in  the  following  from  the  proceedings  of  the 
bar  at  the  meeting  called  upon  his  death :  — 

"  James  H.  Perkins  had  the  gifts  of  quick  and  clear  perception,  of  ac- 
curate analysis,  of  ready  application  to  the  concrete  of  the  abstract  prin- 
ciples of  law  and  reason.  He  had  learning.  He  had  the  power  of  close 
and  continuous  application.  He  was  faithful.  He  was  alert.  He  was 
diligent  in  business.  Yet  none  of  these  traits,  perhaps,  —  few  of  them, 
at  least,  taken  singly,  —  were  more  marked  in  him  than  they  commonly 
are  in  the  better  class  of  his  profession.  But  they  were  so  harmoniously 
developed  and  adjusted  by  perfect  growth,  that  he  had  the  nice  sym- 
metry of  mind  which  gives  both  delicacy  and  power,  like  the  trip-hammer, 
which  can  crack  a  nut  or  weld  a  beam. 

"But  what  gives  dominant  color  and  force  to  the  picture  was  his  hon- 
esty. Not  merely  the  honesty  which  will  not  wrongfully  take  or  keep; 
which  will  not  make  or  endure  a  lie,  nor  rest  for  an  instant  under  the 
shadow  of  deceit;  which  will  not  see  any  one  denied  his  just  due.  Such 
honesty  he  had  in  the  perfection  which  is  the  crown  of  every  true  lawj^er, 
whether  he  sit  on  bench  or  stand  at  bar.  But  he  had  more.  He  had  an  hon- 
est mind.  This  is  the  gift  of  God,  not  always  bestowed,  nor  always  kept 
in  a  profession  so  full  of  open  temptations,  and  of  the  subtle  and  more 
insidious  influences  of  which  we  are  scarcely  conscious.  It  is  one  of  the 
priceless  gems  with  which  God  has  endowed  humanity.  '  The  gold  and 
the  crystal  cannot  equal  it,  and  the  exchange  of  it  shall  not  be  for  jewels 
of  fine  gold.'  It  cannot  be  imitated  nor  replaced.  From  it  shine  wisdom 
and  truth. 

"I  think  our  'Jim'  Perkins  had  one  of  the  most  honest  intellects  I 
ever  knew.  It  was  set  as  true  as  the  axis  of  a  planet.  It  seemed  to  know 
neither  variableness  nor  shadow  of  turning.  Not  that  he  never  erred, 
for  he  was  human;  but  his  reason  never  shirked  through  prejudice, 
nor  swerved  for  interest,  nor  shrank  from  fear.  He  took  his  premises 
truthfully;  he  followed  faithfully  to  the  conclusion;  he  accepted  the 
result  without  regard  to  consequence. 

"This  made  him  one  of  the  best  men  I  ever  knew  to  talk  with  in  doubt 
or  trouble.  Not  only  was  his  immediate  aid  great,  his  guidance  sure, 
but  it  was  like  keying  one's  mind  by  the  eternal  verities  to  reason  with 
him.  His  mind  would  respond  clear  and  true  as  an  echo  in  the  moun- 
tains. We  should  get  sadly  out  of  tune  if  that  class  of  men  were  to  perish 
from  the  earth. 

"And  with  it  all  he  had  a  big  and  open  heart.  He  was  not  mean  nor 
miserly  of  his  powers.  How  often  he  has  stood  touchstone  for  a  friend 
uncertain  of  an  argument  or  doubtful  of  a  course,  many  of  us  know  in 

"He  was  one  of  the  few  lawyers  I  have  known  who  was  always  and 


actively  a  friend  of  the  court,  a  true  brother  to  his  brethren.  He  had 
little  pride  of  opinion.  He  knew  neither  jealousy  nor  envy.  He  was 
never  greedy  of  credit  for  success,  nor  liberal  of  responsibility  for  failure. 
If  one  can  be  generous  to  a  fault,  he  was.  If  it  be  in  human  nature  to 
be  glad  at  losing  a  bad  case,  he  could  be.  If  a  lawyer  can  be  too  fair, 
he  was. 

"Why  such  a  noble  soul  should  find  the  bitterness  of  affliction  in  the 
brightest  cup  of  human  joy,  why  such  beauty  of  mind  and  strength  of 
body  should  be  stricken  in  the  very  noonday  of  their  prime,  is  one  of  the 
mysteries  of  God.  But  the  beneficence  of  his  memory  will  abide  with  us 
to  the  end." 

WILLARD  TAYLOR  PERRIN,  son  of  Noah  and  Philenia  W. 
(Stone)  Perrin,  was  bom  in  Cambridge,  June  2,  1850.  Prepared 
for  college  at  the  Cambridge  High  School.  September  16,  1870, 
was  appointed  a  sub-master  in  the  Boston  Latin  School,  where  he 
taught  during  the  school  year;  September  13,  1871,  entered  the 
School  of  Theology,  Boston  University,  and  was  graduated 
May  27,  1874,  with  the  degree  of  B.  D.;  in  the  summer  of  1873 
went  to  California  with  the  United  States  Fish  Commission ;  in 
April,  1874,  was  admitted  to  the  New  England  Conference  of  the 
Methodist  Episcopal  Church,  and  began  preaching  at  Allston, 
Mass.;  April  9,  1876,  was  ordained  deacon  by  Bishop  M.  Simp- 
son; and  April  7,  1878,  elder,  by  Bishop  W.  L.  Harris;  April  12, 
1876,  was  stationed  at  Wilbraham,  Mass.,  the  seat  of  the  Wesleyan 
Academy.  Was  married  to  L.  Nellie  Denton  of  West  Newton 
April  12,  1876.  In  April,  1879,  was  stationed  at  the  State  Street 
Methodist  Episcopal  Church,  Springfield,  Mass.,  where  he  re- 
mained three  years;  since  which  time  his  appointments  have 
been:  April,  1882,  to  the  Monument  Square  Church,  Charles- 
town,  Mass.;  April,  1885,  to  the  Trinity  Church,  Worcester, 
Mass. ;  and  April,  1888,  to  the  Worthen  Street  Church,  Lowell, 
Mass.,  where  he  remained  three  years.  Li  1891  and  '92,  Mr.  and 
Mrs.  Perrin  spent  over  nine  months  abroad,  \asiting  Great  Britain, 
the  continent  of  Europe,  Greece,  Constantinople,  Egj-pt,  and 
the  Holy  Land.  In  April,  1892,  was  appointed  pastor  of  the  St. 
John's  Methodist  Episcopal  Church  at  South  Boston,  Mass. 
After  a  five  years'  pastorate  in  South  Boston,  April,  1897,  was 
appointed  pastor  of  the  First  Methodist  Episcopal  Church  of 
Boston.  April,  1899,  was  appointed  pastor  of  the  First  Methodist 
Episcopal  Church,  Dorchester,  but  in  October,  1899,  was  ap- 

88  CLASS   OF    1870 

pointed  presiding  elder  of  Boston  District,  which  involves  the 
oversight  of  sixty-three  churches.  In  January,  1885,  upon  nomina- 
tion by  the  Convocation  of  the  Alumni,  was  elected  their  first 
representative  upon  the  Board  of  Trustees  of  Boston  University 
for  the  term  of  five  years.  Has  been  reelected  at  the  end  of  each 
term,  and  is  now  secretary  of  the  board.  In  1898  received  the 
degree  of  Ph.  D.  from  Boston  University.  Is  president  of  the 
New  England  Deaconess  Association.  April,  1900,  was  elected  a 
delegate  to  the  General  Conference  of  the  Methodist  Episcopal 
Church  which  meets  in  May.  In  April,  1905,  appointed  pastor  of 
the  Bromfield  Street  M.  E.  Church,  Boston,  which  is  his  present 

EDWARD  RAWSON,  son  of  Joseph  and  Mary  Whiting  (Rich- 
ards) Rawson,  was  bom  in  Cincinnati,  June  5,  1849.  Has  been 
engaged  in  the  pork-packing  business  in  Cincinnati.  October, 
1871,  became  a  member  of  the  firm  of  J.  Rawson  &  Son;  in  No- 
vember, 1898,  firm  name  changed  to  J.  Rawson's  Sons  —  still  in 
the  same  line  of  business;  director  and  chairman  of  the  chorus 
committee  of  the  Cincinnati  May  Musical  Festival  Association; 
director  and  officer  in  several  different  corporations  and  com- 
panies. June  5,  1879,  was  married  to  Clara  Hobart  of  New  York 
city.  March  28,  1880,  Hobart  Rawson  was  bom;  June  27,  1883, 
Ethel  Rawson  was  bom,  and  died  October  23,  1883;  November 
2,  1887,  Edward  Rawson,  Jr.,  was  bom;  February  24,  1890, 
Henry  Lee  Rawson  was  bom,  and  died  August  16,  1890;  March 
9,  1893,  Dorothy  Rawson  was  bom;  August  17,  1899,  Marion 
Rawson  was  bom.  Present  address,  Care  J.  Rawson's  Sons, 
Cincinnati.    [No  reply  received.] 

JAMES  ROGERS  RICH,  failing  to  receive  his  degree  with  the 
Class,  returned  from  France  the  same  year,  1870,  and  passed  a 
successful  examination,  receiving  his  diploma  in  1872,  "  as  of  the 
Class  of  1870."  Then  passed  three  years  in  the  study  of  architec- 
ture at  the  Ecole  des  Beaux  Arts,  Paris.  Practised  in  Boston 
architectural  decorative  work.  In  1882  began  to  study  painting. 
In  1883  finished  and  signed  his  first  oil  painting,  which  was 
accepted  and  exhibited  at  the  Paris  Salon  of  that  year.  Has  also 
exhibited  in  Munich  and  in  many  home  exhibitions,  receiving  a 
diploma  for  "  excellence  of  work  "  at  the  International  Exhibition 


at  New  Orleans.  After  a  terrible  illness  in  1893  went  abroad  as 
far  as  Egj-pt,  but  gladly  travelled  6000  miles  in  order  to  be  with 
the  Class  on  its  twenty-fifth  anniversary,  when  he  returned  to 
Boston  for  dinner.  (Since  which  date  he  has  become  a  confirmed 
dyspeptic.)  Again  in  November,  1895,  travelling  towards  the 
East,  with  the  intention  of  making  a  tour  of  the  world,  he  went 
to  the  Vale  of  Kashmir,  and  finding  it  the  most  beautiful  country 
which  he  had  ever  seen,  remained  there  painting,  passing  six 
summers  in  camp  and  houseboat  life.  As  many  winters  he  passed 
in  the  "Plains,"  or  India.  Here  he  painted  two  of  the  most  im- 
portant of  his  canvases,  both  of  that  loveliest  creation  of  man, 
"Taj  Mahal,"  at  Agra.  One  canvas,  "Taj  Sunlit,"  received  a 
special  silver  medal,  never  before  awarded,  from  the  Indian 
Government  Exliibition  of  Simla  Fine  Art  Society,  in  1901.  The 
other  canvas,  "  Taj  ^Moonlit,"  was  painted  solely  by  the  light  of 
the  moon,  never  before  done  so  as  to  be  exhibited  in  a  similar 
light  artificially  arranged.  These  two  canvases  appear  to  be  the 
largest  ones  of  this  exquisite  subject  ever  painted  upon  the  spot. 
He  is  entirely  self-taught  in  his  profession.  He  is  for  the  present 
U\nng  at  home  in  Boston.  He  claims  to  be  the  first  one  to  have 
introduced  any  study  of  the  Fine  Arts  at  dear  Old  Harvard,  as 
he  successfully  arranged  in  the  winter  of  1869-70  a  drawing  class 
from  models  in  the  south  basement  of  University  Hall,  under 
the  instruction  of  the  late  Virgil  Wilhams  of  Boston.  "  This  was 
by  permission  of  the  Faculty,  and  is  amusingly  vouched  for 
by  our  respected  caller  to  Prayers,  Mr.  Jones."  Address,  Care 
Hon.  Wilham  F.  Wharton,  50  State  Street,  Boston. 

FRANK  WALCOTT  ROBINSON,  son  of  Frederic  Richard  and 
Clara  Maria  (Walcott)  Robinson,  was  born  in  Boston,  Septem- 
ber 23,  1848.  He  prepared  for  college  at  the  Boston  Latin  School. 
After  graduation  went  to  St.  Louis,  jNIo.,  remaining  a  year.  Re- 
turning to  Boston  in  September,  1871,  entered  the  house  of  Jor- 
dan, Marsh  &  Co.,  remaining  with  them  until  October,  1886. 
On  January  1,  1887,  he  was  engaged  by  John  H.  Pray  Sons  & 
Co.  of  Boston.  At  the  expiration  of  three  years  he  went  to  St. 
Paul,  Minn.,  with  Finch,  Van  Slyck  &  Co.,  remaining  four 
years.  On  May  1, 1894,  he  represented  Clarence  ^Yhitnlan  &  Co. 
of  New  York,  in  Chicago.  He  returned  East  in  1895,  and  located 
in  New  York  city,  with  Pottier  &  Stymus  Co.    Is  now  connected 

90  CLASS   OF   1870 

with  William  Baumgarten  &  Co.,  323  Fifth  Avenue,  New  York. 
On  August  19,  1874,  was  married  to  Ada  Byron  O'Neal  of  Kirk- 
wood,  Mo.  His  children  are:  Ada  Rachel,  bom  August  23,  1875; 
Frank  Walcott,  bom  July  8,  1878,  and  died  February  11,  1880  ; 
Helen  Marion,  bom  February  1,  1881;  Harold  Lloyd,  bom 
April  23,  1884;  Ahce  Walcott,  bom  May  20,  1886,  died  Octo- 
ber 13,  1897.    [From  last  Report.    No  reply  received.] 

OTIS  GRANVILLE  ROBINSON,  son  of  Frederic  Richard  and 
Clara  Maria  (Walcott)  Robinson,  was  bom  in  Taunton,  Mass., 
September  25,  1846.  He  prepared  for  college  at  the  Boston  Latin 
School.  For  the  past  twenty  years  has  been  with  the  house  of 
Jordan,  Marsh  Company  of  Boston  as  foreign  buyer,  going  to 
Europe  twice  a  year  in  the  interests  of  the  business. 

ALFRED  RODMAN,  son  of  Alfred  and  Anna  Lothrop  (Motley) 
Rodman,  was  bom  in  Dedham,  Mass.,  July  19,  1848.  He  pre- 
pared for  college  under  a  private  tutor,  M.  Metzdorf  of  Paris, 
France.  Was  in  business  until  1875,  when  he  was  obliged,  on  ac- 
count of  ill  health,  to  go  abroad  for  two  years ;  on  his  return,  be- 
gan the  study  of  law  at  the  Boston  Law  School,  and  graduated 
from  there  in  June,  1879,  receiving  the  degree  of  LL.  B.;  was 
admitted  to  the  Suffolk  bar  in  1879,  and  practised  law  in  Boston 
until  the  summer  of  1887,  when  he  was  elected  actuary  of  the  Bay 
State  Trust  Company,  222  Boylston  Street,  Boston,  and  is  now 
its  vice-president.  He  was  married  to  Harriet  D.  Risley  of 
Washington,  D.  C,  October  31,  1872,  and  has  one  son,  named 
Alfred,  bom  April  18,  1874. 

THOMAS  MORGAN  ROTCH  was  bom  in  Philadelphia,  De- 
cember 9,  1849.  His  father's  name  was  Rodman  Rotch,  and  his 
mother  was  INIiss  Morgan,  daughter  of  Thomas  Wain  Morgan  of 
Philadelphia.  He  fitted  for  college  under  private  tutors.  Was 
graduated  from  Harvard  University  in  1870  and  from  the  Har- 
vard Medical  School  in  1874.  In  the  spring  of  1872  was  ap- 
pointed assistant  to  the  surgeon  for  out-patients  at  the  Massa- 
chusetts General  Hospital;  was  house  physician  of  the  hospital 
from  1873  to  1874.  Was  author  of  an  essay  to  which  was 
awarded  the  first  prize  of  the  Boylston  Medical  Society  in  1873; 
subject,  "  The  Emigration  of  the  TMiite  Corpuscle  in  Inflamma- 


tion."    Was  married  June  4,  1874,  to  Helen  Rotch  of  New  Bed- 
ford, Mass.,  and  on  May  21,  1878,  Thomas  Morgan  Rotch,  Jr., 
was  born.    (Died  March  13,  1902.)    Went  abroad  in  1874,  and 
after   spending  two  years   in   Europe,  stud}dng  in  the  hospi- 
tals, principally  in  Berlin,  Vienna,  and  Heidelberg,  returned  to 
Boston,  and  began  to  practise  medicine,  October  1,  1876,  at 
121  Boylston  Street.    Has  received  the  following  appointments: 
Physician  to  the  Boston  Dispensary,  October  1,  1876;  visiting 
physician  to  the  Channing  Home  for  Consumptives,  ISIarch  23, 
1878;  visiting  physician  to  the  Boston  City  Hospital,  and  later 
consulting  physician  and  surgeon ;  visiting  physician  to  the  Chil- 
dren's Hospital  ;  \dsiting  physician  to  the  Infants'  Hospital  and 
West  End  Nursery  (later  in  1903  the  name  of  this  hospital  was 
changed  to  the  Thomas  Morgan  Rotch,  Jr.,  Memorial  Hospital 
for  Infants)  ;  consulting  physician  to  St.  Francis  Hospital  for 
Infants   in   London,  in   1903,  and  consulting  physician   to   St. 
Luke's  Home   for    Convalescents.    Appointed  lecturer  on  the 
diseases  of  children  at  the  Harvard  Medical  School  in  1878.    In 
1888  Harvard  University  estabUshed  a  chair  for  diseases  of  chil- 
dren, and  he  was  appointed  to  it  as  a  member  of  the  Medical 
Faculty,  with  the  title  of  assistant  professor,  being  made  full 
professor  in  1893.    The  title  of  the  professorship  was  changed 
to  "Professor  of   Pediatrics  "  in   1903.    Was  secretary  of  the 
Suffolk  District  Medical  Society  in  1878  and  president  in  1901. 
Was  president  of  the  American  Pediatric  Society  in  1891  and 
vice-president  ex-officio  in  that  year  of  the  Association  of  Ameri- 
can Physicians  and  Surgeons.    Has  been  censor  of  the  Suffolk 
District  Medical  Society,  and  is  councillor  of  the  Massachusetts 
Medical  Society.    Was  vice-president  of  the  Boston  Obstetrical 
Society.     Is  author  of  a  book  on  diseases  of  children  entitled 
"Pediatrics."    This  book  represents  the  Harvard  text-book  in 
diseases  of  cliildren.    He  has  pubhshed  the  following  articles: 
"The  Teaching  of  Therapeutics;"  "The  Substitute  Feeding  of 
Infants,"   1896;    "The  Use  of  Modified  Milk  in  Health  and 
Disease,"  1897;   "The  Differential  Diagnosis  of  the  Acute  Ex- 
anthemata, with  Especial  Reference  to  Scarlet  Fever,"   1897; 
"Perforation  of  the  Stomach  in  an  Infant  Seven  Weeks  Old," 
1899;  "Milk:  Its  Production,  Its  Care,  Its  Use,"  1899  ;  "A  Case 
of  Rhachischisis,"  1900;    "The  Treatment  of  the  Proteids  of 
Cow's  Milk,"  1900;    "The  Diseases  of  Nutrition  in  Infants," 

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1901;  "The  American  Methods  in  the  Modification  of  Milk  in 
the  Feeding  of  Infants  "  (paper  read  by  request  before  the  Section 
of  Diseases  of  Children  at  the  Seventieth  Annual  Meeting  of  the 
British  Medical  Association,  held  in  Owens  College,  Manchester, 
July  30,  1902) ;  "  Essential  Principles  of  Infant  Feeding  and  the 
Modem  Methods  of  applying  Them "  (address  dehvered  by 
Request  of  the  Ohio  State  Pediatric  Society,  at  Dayton,  O., 
August,  1903);  "Tubercular  Peritonitis  in  Early  Life,  with 
Especial  Reference  to  Its  Treatment  by  Laparotomy"  (read  at 
the  Fifty-Third  Annual  Meeting  of  the  American  Medical  As- 
sociation, in  the  Section  of  Diseases  of  Children,  January,  1903) ; 
"The  Study  of  Pediatrics  in  Its  Relation  to  Medical  Education" 
(address  dehvered  by  the  Request  of  the  Chicago  Pediatric 
Society  at  a  Joint  Meeting  of  that  Society  and  the  Chicago  Medi- 
cal Society,  April,  1903);  "Infantile  Scorbutus,"  1903;  "Some 
Considerations  regarding  Substitute  Feeding  during  the  First 
Year,"  1904;  "The  Diarrhoeas  of  Infancy  and  Early  Childhood" 
(read  before  the  Yale  Alumni  Association,  February  10,  1904). 

JOHN  WHITE  SANGER,  son  of  George  Partridge  and  Ehza- 
beth  Sherburne  (Thompson)  Sanger,  was  born  in  Charlestown, 
Mass.,  June  10,  1848.  Prepared  for  college  at  the  Boston  Latin 
School.  From  graduation  until  March  8,  1871,  was  with  the 
John  Hancock  Insurance  Company,  Boston;  from  that  time 
until  January  1,  1875,  was  with  Naylor  &  Co.,  dealers  in  iron, 
steel,  etc.,  also  of  Boston;  from  1877  to  1879  was  in  the  insurance 
business  in  Worcester,  Mass.,  in  the  offices  of  J.  D.  Washburn 
and  A.  N.  Currier  (general  agent  of  the  Lancashire  Insurance 
Company  of  Manchester,  Eng.) ;  afterwards  returned  to  Boston, 
and  continued  in  the  insurance  business  at  95  Water  Street.  For 
several  years  was  actively  interested  in  the  militia  of  the  State, 
and  was  assistant  inspector-general  on  the  First  Brigade  Staff. 
Was  married  October  1,  1891,  to  Victoria  Anne  Garrette  of  Ips- 
wich, Mass.  In  1895  went  to  New  York  to  engage  in  business  as 
general  agent  in  the  pubhcation  of  the  "American  Brewer,"  a 
monthly  magazine  devoted  to  the  interests  of  the  brewing  indus- 
try of  the  United  States  and  foreign  countries ;  also  in  same  capa- 
city for  the  U.  S.  Brewers'  Academy  and  Experimental  Station 
connected  therewith.  Since  1902  has  been  connected  with  the 
Pfaudler  Company  of  Rochester,  N.  Y.,  manufacturers  of  glass- 


lined  steel  cooperage,  as  one  of  their  New  York  representatives. 
Residence,  Orange,  N.  J.  Present  address,  12  Bridge  Street,  New 
York.  N.  Y. 

JOSEPH  SARGENT,  son  of  Joseph  and  Emily  (Whitney)  Sar- 
gent, was  born  in  Worcester,  Mass.,  May  15,  1849.  He  was  pre- 
pared for  college  at  the  Worcester  High  School.  During  the  sum- 
mer of  1870  travelled  through  California  and  Canada;  was 
treasurer  of  the  Crompton  Carpet  Company  of  Worcester,  Mass., 
and  agent  of  the  Pakachog  Mills  of  the  same  city;  became  a 
member  of  the  firm  of  O.  H.  Sampson  &  Co.  of  Boston,  Au- 
gust 15,  1884.  Is  now  retired  from  business.  For  the  past  eight 
years  has  spent  his  winters  in  Egypt  or  France  and  his  summers 
in  MagnoHa,  Mass.  December  5,  1872,  was  married  to  NelHe 
Louise  McClure  of  New  York.  Their  children  are:  Joseph 
Sargent,  Jr.,  bom  January  13,  1874;  Nellie  Cushman  Sargent, 
bom  February  12,  1876;  George  McClure  Sargent,  January  15, 
1878;  Emily  Whitney  Sargent,  bom  July  15,  1882.  Address, 
Care  Joseph  Sargent,  Jr.,  50  Congress  Street,  Boston. 

*LUCIUS  MANLIUS  SARGENT,  the  second  son  of  Horace 
Binney  and  Elizabeth  Little  (Swett)  Sargent,  was  bom  at  Rox- 
bury  on  July  5,  1848.  There,  as  a  child,  he  Hved  the  Hfe  of  a 
country  boy,  and  when  he  grew  old  enough,  his  father  used  to 
drive  him  to  town  to  school,  bringing  him  back  in  the  afternoon. 
Even  when  still  very  young,  he  began  to  show  that  love  for  ani- 
mals which  strengthened  with  age,  and  had  become  little  less  than 
a  passion  before  he  died. 

Li  1861,  just  as  the  war  broke  out.  General  Sargent  took  his 
family  to  Europe,  and  placed  the  boys  at  a  boarding-school  in 
Neuchatel,  where  they  stayed  for  a  couple  of  years,  passing  a 
third  at  the  college,  a  sort  of  preliminary  to  the  university.  Sargent 
had  a  taste  for  languages,  and  while  in  Switzerland  learned 
French  as  only  children  can  who  live  among  natives.  He  always 
spoke  it  admirably.  In  1864  the  family  returned  to  Roxbury, 
and  there  the  boys  were  fitted  for  Harvard  by  Mr.  Dillaway  and 
Mr.  Collar. 

When  we  entered,  in  1866,  Sargent  took  a  room  in  Little's 
Block,  Horton  living  next  door  to  him,  and  there  we  got  to  know 
him;   and  to  know  him,  with  most  of  us,  was  to  love  him.    In- 

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deed,  at  eighteen  he  was  the  most  charming  of  boys ;  handsome, 
gay,  full  of  humor,  active,  deUghting  in  sports,  and  at  the  same 
time  warm-hearted  and  affectionate.  Of  course  he  belonged  to 
all  the  societies,  —  the  Institute,  the  Pudding,  the  Porcellian,  and 
the  rest,  —  and  as  he  was  a  bom  mimic,  although  he  hated  to 
learn  parts,  he  acted  in  all  our  theatricals. 

On  graduating  he  went  to  Europe,  and  passed  some  time  in 
Paris  during  the  siege,  after  which  he  spent  a  year  at  the  Univer- 
sity of  Berlin  with  Frank  Pendleton,  to  whom  he  remained  deeply 
attached  down  to  the  day  of  his  death.  In  1872  he  came  home, 
read  law  for  a  year  at  Salem  with  Perry  and  Endicott,  and  then 
studied  for  two  years  more  at  the  Law  School,  taking  his  degree 
in  1875.  He  then  began  practice  immediately.  In  November, 
1876,  he  married  Marian  Appleton  Coolidge,  and  in  the  following 
October  a  daughter  was  bom,  who  proved  to  be  their  only  child. 
Sargent  continued  at  the  bar  about  four  years,  but  the  profession 
never  suited  him,  and  in  November,  1879,  when  offered  the  trea- 
surership  of  the  Amory  Manufacturing  Company,  he  accepted 
without  hesitation.  With  this  appointment  began  probably  the 
happiest  period  of  his  Ufe.  Sargent  was  naturally  cautious  and 
at  the  same  time  enterprising,  and  made  a  good  treasurer;  so 
much  so  that  in  1880  he  was  promoted  to  the  Lawrence,  where 
he  remained  until  he  died,  acting  also  for  a  part  of  the  time  as  trea- 
surer of  the  Amoskeag,  while  Mr.  Coohdge  was  Minister  in 

This  business  hfe  suited  him  perfectly.  With  occupation 
enough  to  interest  without  harassing  him,  with  an  easy  income, 
and  ample  time  for  his  amusements,  he  seemed  the  picture  of  con- 
tent. His  chief  pleasure  lay  in  his  horses.  He  loved  to  be  with 
them,  to  ride  or  drive  them,  or  even  sit  and  look  at  them,  and  he 
often  said  that  his  ideal  of  a  happy  life  would  be  stock-farming. 
In  truth,  he  would  have  made  a  great  breeder;  he  had  a  remark- 
able eye  for  a  horse,  he  never  forgot  one  he  had  seen,  and  he  very 
rarely  made  a  bad  purchase.  One  of  his  last  undertakings  was 
to  organize  the  New  Riding  Club,  of  which  he  was  elected  presi- 

In  summer  he  lived  in  a  beautiful  cottage  at  Magnolia,  where 
he  sailed  when  the  weather  grew  too  hot  for  riding;  but  his 
season  was  the  autumn,  when  hunting  began,  and  in  the  hunting 
field  he  met  his  death.    He  had  been  a  member  of  the  Myopia 


Club  for  many  years,  and  in  all  his  seasons  had  not  been  hurt; 
perhaps  long  immunity  had  made  him  careless;  perhaps  he 
trusted  too  much  to  the  animal  he  rode;  but  as  often  happens  to 
the  best  horsemen,  he  met  disaster  where  a  child  would  have  gone 

On  the  afternoon  of  October  28,  1893,  just  as  it  fell  dusk,  the 
hounds  were  running  fast,  and  amidst  a  bunch  of  men  he  came  to 
a  place  stopped  by  a  single  sapUng  placed  as  a  rail.  Had  he 
been  prudent,  he  would  have  pulled  up  to  make  sure  that  his 
horse  saw  w^here  he  was  going,  for  the  light  had  begun  to  fail; 
but  the  height  was  nothing,  and  Sargent  rode  on,  expecting  his 
hunter  to  take  the  jump  almost  in  his  stride.  Probably  the 
beast  did  not  see  the  obstacle  until  too  late,  for  he  did  not  appear 
to  rise,  but  striking  with  his  whole  momentum  above  the  knees, 
he  plunged  forward,  throwing  Sargent  over  his  head.  As  the 
horse  rose  he  may  have  struck  his  rider,  but  of  that  there  is  no 
proof.    Sargent  never  knew  himself,  for  he  was  stunned. 

On  examination,  the  accident  gave  Sargent's  friends  little  or 
no  alarm,  a  severe  shaking  and  a  broken  rib  being  apparently 
the  extent  of  the  injury.  But  a  few  days  later  he  went  to  Bos- 
ton, was  exposed  to  the  cold,  took  a  chill,  and  pneumonia  set  in. 
Even  then  liis  physician  did  not  apprehend  danger,  and  on  the 
evening  of  November  14,  when  he  left  the  house,  thought  him 
mending.  Suddenly  his  heart  failed,  and  in  half  an  hour  he  was 

Throughout  his  hfe,  Sargent  always  retained  that  indescribable 
charm  which  made  us  delight  in  him  at  Cambridge.  SjTnpa- 
thetic,  genial,  witty,  and  cordial,  he  was  the  most  agreeable  of 
comrades  and  the  most  winning  of  hosts.  Socially  he  held  a 
position  apart,  no  one  resembled  him,  and  though  he  had  the 
freest  way  of  speaking  his  mind,  no  one  took  it  amiss.  Rather 
unusually  he  grew  in  popularity  as  he  grew  in  age,  for  all  young 
people  adored  him.  As  a  man  of  business  he  had  already  at- 
tained a  position  of  influence,  and,  had  he  lived,  his  influence 
might  have  become  commanding,  for  he  had  good  sense,  good 
judgment,  and  discretion,  combined  with  absolute  integrity,  cour- 
age, and  honor. 

WINTHROP  SALTONSTALL  SCUDDER,  son  of  diaries  Wil- 
liam and  Alicia  Harriet  (Blatchford)  Scudder,  was  born  in  Brook- 

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line,  Mass.,  July  24,  1847.  Prepared  for  college  at  Mr.  Dixwell's 
School,  Boston.  Spent  most  of  the  year  1866  in  travelling  abroad, 
and  joined  the  Class  in  the  Sophomore  year.  After  graduation 
was  in  the  iron  business  with  the  Walworth  Manufacturing 
Company  of  Boston  for  four  years.  Since  1875  has  been  in  the 
publishing  business,  with  Houghton,  IVIifflin  &  Company,  Boston, 
and  the  Riverside  Press,  Cambridge,  and  has  been  at  the  head 
of  their  Art  Department  since  1886.  Has  delivered  lectures  on 
the  reproductive  arts  in  connection  with  book  illustration.  Was 
married  April  11,  1888,  to  Caroline  Townsend  of  Albany,  N.  Y. 
July  3,  1889,  Theodore  Townsend  Scudder  was  bom.  Mrs. 
Scudder  died  July  10,  1889.  Was  married  June  25,  1901,  to 
Jeanette  Sumner  Markham  of  Cambridge,  Mass.  Address,  4 
Willard  Street,  Cambridge. 

OSCAR  FITZALLAN  SEAVEY,  son  of  Eh  and  Lydia  Ann 
(Thorne)  Seavey,  was  bom  in  Boston  January  8,  1847.  Prepared 
for  college  at  the  Boston  Latin  School.  Immediately  after  gradu- 
ation went  to  Califomia  and  located  in  Placer  County.  For  the 
first  seven  years  taught  school  and  mined  during  the  vacations. 
In  1877  was  elected  county  superintendent  of  schools;  was  re- 
elected in  1879  and  1882.  In  1886  ran  for  State  senator  on 
the  Democratic  ticket;  did  the  same  in  1888,  but,  as  the  Demo- 
crats were  in  the  minority,  was  defeated.  From  1887  to  1890  edited 
and  managed  the  "Placer  Herald."  In  1890  was  again  elected 
county  superintendent  of  schools  for  four  years,  but  was  later  de- 
feated by  the  "  Native  Sons,"  an  organization  composed  of  young 
men  bom  in  California.  In  1894  could  have  had  the  nomination 
for  superintendent  of  public  instruction,  but  owing  to  the  dis- 
affection of  many  Democrats  toward  Cleveland  and  the  naturally 
large  Republican  majority  in  the  State,  declined.  For  many  years, 
a  member  of  the  county  board  of  education.  Has  contributed  con- 
siderable matter  to  the  press  in  the  way  of  prose  and  poetry,  and 
published  two  translations  from  the  German.  Has  been  a  cor- 
respondent of  the  San  Francisco  "Examiner"  for  years.  Was 
married  September  3,  1874,  to  Miss  Annie  E.  Patterson,  whose 
birthplace  was  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.  Children:  Alice  Mabel,  July  16, 
1875;  Annie  Ethel,  Febmary  21,  1878;  William  Cullen,  Octo- 
ber 14,  1879;  Carrie  May,  February  25,  1881;  Oscar  F.,  Jr., 
September  3,  1883;   Harold  Granville,  October  7,  1885;   Mar- 


jorie  Ruth,  December  6,  1886;  Marguerite  Lydia,  February  2, 
1890;  Ralph  Graydon,  December  19,  1892;  Helen  Lucille, 
October  25,  1894.  Marjorie  Ruth  died  April  25,  1890;  Harold, 
May  6,  1892;  and  Ahce  Mabel,  August  11,  1894.  Under  date 
of  June  4,  1905,  Seavey  writes:  — 

"I  am  not  certain  as  to  the  period  my  last  report  covered,  but  think 
it  included  the  year  1894.  Any  way  I  will  forward  you  a  few  lines  be- 
ginning with  the  year  1895.  My  life  has  been  so  commonplace  that  there 
is  little  of  interest  to  others,  at  least,  to  communicate.  But  judging  the 
feelings  of  my  classmates  by  my  own  whenever  I  read  anything  con- 
cerning them  (I  have  met  but  one  since  we  were  graduated),  I  send  you 
the  following  outline :  — 

"Since  my  last  communication  I  have  taught  in  the  schools  of  the 
county  the  greater  portion  of  the  time.  For  one  year  I  taught  Latin, 
history,  and  the  commercial  course  in  the  county  High  School.  In  1898  I 
again  ran  for  superintendent  of  schools  of  this  county,  but  was  not 
elected  owing  to  a  lack  of  votes,  but  as  I  had  been  pre\nously  elected  four 
times  to  the  position,  I  was  not  grievously  disappointed. 

"  At  intervals  I  have  mined,  but  have  not  so  far  struck  a  bonanza.  Am 
now  a  member  of  a  company  that  is  preparing  to  mine  in  the  American 
River  by  the  dredging  process. 

"  During  the  year  1899 1  published  '  The  Placer  Herald.'  I  am  now  in 
my  twenty-third  year  of  service  on  the  Placer  County  Board  of  Educa- 

"I  belong  to  the  usual  number  of  fraternal  societies,  and  in  1895  be- 
came past  great  sachem  of  the  Improved  Order  of  Red  Men.  For  the 
last  four  years  have  been  the  local  agent  of  the  Realty  Syndicate  of  Oak- 
land. Please  express  to  the  boys  my  regret  for  inability  to  join  them  at 
the  reunion,  for  I  long  to  see  them." 

CHAUNCY  COOLEY  SHELDON  was  bom  in  Waterville,  Me., 
December  11,  1848.  Prepared  for  college  in  the  Waterville 
schools.  After  graduation  taught  school  for  about  four  years;  in 
October,  1874,  entered  the  Harvard  Medical  School;  in  July, 
1876,  became  house  oflScer  at  the  Boston  City  Hospital,  and  in 
January,  1878,  at  the  Boston  Lying-in  Hospital.  Received  the 
degree  of  M.  D.  in  June,  1877;  is  a  member  of  the  Massachusetts 
Medical  Society;  is  practising  in  Lynn,  Mass.,  where  he  has  been 
city  physician;  for  several  years  has  been  superintendent  of  the 
Lynn  Hospital,  as  well  as  a  member  of  the  visiting  staff;  is  a 
member  of  the  Oxford  Club.  On  June  5,  1880,  was  married  to 
May  L.  Firth  of  Boston;  on  July  10,  1881,  Louisa  Sheldon  was 

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bom,  and  on  September  18,  1884,  she  died;  July  17,  1885,  Rus- 
sell Firth  Sheldon  was  bom,  and  he  has  just  completed  his  Sopho- 
more year  at  Harvard. 

WALTER  SHEPARD,  son  of  Hiram  and  Mary  Swan  (Munroe) 
Shepard,  was  bom  in  Dorchester,  Mass.,  March  1,  1849.  Was 
prepared  for  college  at  the  Dorchester  High  and  Boston  Latin 
schools.  Studied  civil  engineering  for  two  years  at  the  Massa- 
chusetts Institute  of  Technology,  receiving  the  degree  of  S.  B. 
in  February,  1873;  since  June,  1872,  has  been  in  the  employ  of 
the  Boston  and  Albany  Railroad  Company,  with  the  exception 
of  about  a  year,  when  he  was  employed  as  assistant  engineer 
on  the  Brookline  (Mass.)  Water- Works.  Was  appointed  chief 
engineer  of  the  above-named  railroad  company  October  1,  1894. 
Was  married  December  15,  1875,  to  Sarah  Elizabeth  Austin. 
IVIrs.  Shepard  died  February  10,  1886,  leaving  one  child,  Russell 
Austin  Shepard,  bom  Febmary  19,  1885.  Russell  died  May  16, 
1897.  Was  married  November  22,  1897,  to  Mary  Adeline  Faught. 
Dorothy  Shepard  was  bom  September  14,  1898,  and  Winthrop 
Russell  Shepard,  January  31,  1901.  Residence,  79  Bloomfield 
Street,  Dorchester,  Mass. 

*BARKER  BAKER  SHERMAN,  son  of  Japhet  andl  Sarah  W. 
(Baker)  Sherman,  was  bom  in  Duxbury,  Mass.,  March  19, 
1849.  He  was  educated  in  the  Duxbury  public  schools  and  at 
Phillips  Andover  Academy,  entering  Yale  College  in  1866.  He 
withdrew  from  Yale  and  entered  Harvard  in  the  Class  of  1870  in 
our  Junior  year.  After  graduation,  he  spent  1870-71  in  study  at 
Medford  and  in  substitute  teaching  there  and  in  Boston;  1871- 
73  sub-master  of  Hughes  High  School,  Cincinnati,  Ohio;  1874- 
77  student  at  Andover  Theological  Seminary,  graduating  B.  D. ; 
1878-80  acting  pastor  of  Congregational  church,  Thetford,  Vt. ; 
1880-83  pastor,  ordained,  and  installed  by  council,  of  Congrega- 
tional church,  Sherbrooke,  P.  Q.,  Can.;  1884-89  pastor,  by 
council,  of  Congregational  Church,  Wollaston  (Quincy,  5th  ward), 
Mass.;  1890-98  pastor,  by  council,  of  Congregational  church, 
Chelsea,  Orange  County,  Vt.,  and  superintendent  of  public 
schools;  June,  1898 -September,  1899,  without  charge  at  Med- 
ford, Mass.;  October,  1899,  in  business  in  New  York  city.  Was 
married  September  20, 1881,  to  Sarah  A.  Winsor  of  Boston,  and 


on  March  1, 1883,  Hope  Sherman  was  bom.  In  1901,  he  was  ap- 
pointed a  teacher  in  the  Philippines,  where  he  did  such  efficient 
work  that  he  was  promoted  to  be  a  district  superintendent. 
Under  the  strain  of  hard  work  his  health  broke  down,  and  he  was 
compelled  to  return  to  the  United  States.  He  died  May  2,  1904, 
the  day  after  his  return  to  his  home. 

SANFORD  SIDNEY  SMITH,  son  of  Augustus  Fitzalan  and 
Lucy  Ann  (Elliot)  Smith,  was  born  in  New  York  city  April  15, 
1849.  Prepared  for  college  at  Phillips  Exeter  Academy.  In  Octo- 
ber, 1870,  entered  the  Columbia  College  Law  School,  N.  Y. ; 
was  graduated  May  15,  1872,  receiving  the  degree  of  LL.  B.; 
June  14,  1872,  was  admitted  as  attorney  and  counsellor  at  law 
to  practise  in  all  the  courts  of  record  of  the  State  of  New  York; 
January  1,  1873,  became  a  partner  in  the  law  firm  of  Martin  & 
Smith,  New  York;  July  1,  1877,  formed  a  partnership  wdth  his 
two  brothers,  Elliot  and  Howard  A.,  under  the  firm  name  of  Elliot 
&  S.  Sidney  Smith;  during  December,  1877,  and  January,  made 
a  trip  to  the  Bermudas  for  his  health.  Was  married  on  June  3, 
1873,  to  Katharine  V.  Toffey,  of  Cambridge,  Mass.  On  May  24, 
1876,  Emily  Atkinson  Smith  w^as  bom;  died  May  27,  1876;  on 
February  15,  1880,  Julia  Pratt  Smith  was  bom.  In  1883  travelled 
for  five  months  in  Europe  wath  Walter  T.  Winsor.  May  19,  1884, 
Mrs.  Smith  died;  July  1,  1886,  married  his  cousin  Edith,  daugh- 
ter of  the  late  George  J.  Cornell.  On  July  5,  1888,  Philip  Sidney 
Smith  was  bom,  and  died  June  5, 1905.  In  1890  was  elected  treas- 
urer of  the  Association  of  the  Bar  of  the  City  of  New  York,  and 
aided,  as  chairman  of  the  building  committee,  in  the  planning 
and  construction  of  the  library  and  clubhouse,  erected  in  1895 
and  1896,  at  43d  and  44th  streets.  New  York;  in  June,  1893, 
was  elected  to  the  Board  of  Trustees  of  the  Phillips  Exeter 
Academy,  the  school  at  which  he  fitted  for  college;  since  June, 
1903,  has  been  president  of  the  board.  Clubs:  Century,  Univer- 
sity, Harvard,  Down  Town  Bar  Association.  Address,  59  Wall 
Street,  New  York. 

WALTER  BUG3EE  SMITH,  son  of  Albert  William  and  Lucy 
Jane  (Bugbee)  Smith,  was  bom  in  Boston,  September  23,  1847. 
He  was  prepared  for  college  at  the  Brookline,  Mass.,  High 
School.    Until  Febmary,  1872,  studied  engineering  at  the  Law- 

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rence  Scientific  School  and  in  the  ofiice  of  Channing  Whitaker, 
M.  E.,  at  Lowell,  Mass.;  January  1,  1873,  entered  the  engineer's 
office  of  the  Texas  and  Pacific  Railroad  Company,  at  Marshall, 
Tex.;  in  the  following  October  entered  the  draughting  room  of 
the  Southwark  Foundry,  Philadelphia,  where  he  remained  about 
two  years;  from  October,  1877,  till  June,  1879,  was  at  the  Massa- 
chusetts Institute  of  Technology  as  first  assistant  in  mechanical 
engineering;  from  October,  1879,  to  May,  1881,  was  in  the  office 
of  Henry  G.  Morris  in  Philadelphia;  in  May,  1881,  opened  an 
office  in  Philadelphia  as  a  mechanical  engineer  and  contractor,  and 
continued  the  business  to  March,  1897.  His  business  consisted 
principally  of  contracting  for  iron  structures;  the  largest  works 
undertaken  being  the  stand-pipe  for  the  Spring  Garden  Water- 
Works,  Philadelphia,  and  the  iron-work  of  the  buildings  of  the 
Franklin  Sugar  Refinery  and  the  Penn  Mutual  Life  Insurance 
Company,  Philadelphia,  and  the  Academic  Building  at  West 
Point,  N.  Y.  He  is  now  the  engineer  of  the  Steward  &  Stevens 
Iron-Works,  structural  and  architectural  iron-workers,  Philadel- 
phia. On  June  20,  1874,  was  married,  at  Buffalo,  N.  Y.,  to  Helen 
Elizabeth  Morey.  He  has  had  three  children,  Margaret  White 
Smith,  bom  January  19,  1876,  died  June  4,  1887;  Lucy  Augusta 
Smith,  born  August  19,  1878,  graduated  at  the  Woman's  College 
of  Baltimore  in  1902;  Walter  Winthrop  Smith,  bom  July  7,  1885. 

JAMES  RUSSELL  SOLEY,  son  of  John  James  and  Elvira 
Margaret  Codman  (Degen)  Soley,  was  bom  in  Boston  October  1, 
1850.  He  was  prepared  for  college  at  the  Roxbury  Latin  School. 
Tutor  in  St.  Mark's  School,  Southborough,  Mass.,  from  Sep- 
tember, 1870,  to  July,  1871;  October  1,  1871,  assistant  professor 
in  the  United  States  Naval  Academy,  Annapolis,  Md.,  and  on 
September  13,  1873,  professor  and  head  of  the  Department  of 
English  Studies,  History,  and  Law.  August  18,  1876,  appointed 
professor  in  the  navy,  with  the  rank  of  heutenant;  October, 
1876,  pubHshed  "History  of  the  Naval  Academy."  April  to 
December,  1878,  on  special  duty  in  Europe,  in  connection  with 
the  Department  of  Education  at  the  Paris  Exposition,  and  also 
in  the  inspection  of  foreign  naval  colleges;  June,  1880,  published 
report  on  "Foreign  Systems  of  Naval  Education."  June,  1882, 
promoted  to  relative  rank  of  Commander  United  States  Navy, 
and  assigned  to  special  duty  at  the  Navy  Department,  Washing- 


ton,  D.  C.  March,  1883,  published  "The  Blockade  and  the 
Cruisers,"  in  Scribner's  War  Series;  December,  1883,  Superin- 
tendent of  Naval  War  Record  Office,  Navy  Department,  in  charge 
of  the  pubhcation  of  the  naval  records  of  the  civil  war;  March, 
1885,  published,  with  Commodore  Schley,  "The  Rescue  of 
Greely."  November,  1885,  delivered  a  course  of  eight  lectures 
on  American  naval  history,  at  the  Lowell  Institute,  Boston; 
November,  1887,  published  "  The  Sailor  Boys  of  1812;"  January, 
1888,  delivered  a  second  course  of  eight  lectures  at  the  Lowell 
Institute,  on  "European  Neutrality  during  the  Civil  War;" 
1888,  published  "The  Sailor  Boys  of  '61;"  1892,  pubhshed  "The 
Maritime  Industries  of  America;"  in  1903  a  "  Life  of  Admiral 
Porter;"  pubhshed  "The  Wars  of  the  United  States,"  in  the 
"Narrative  and  Critical  History  of  America;"  and  has  contrib- 
uted various  articles  to  "  Scribner's  Magazine,"  the  "  Century  Mag- 
azine," "The  North  American  Review,"  and  "The  Nation." 
From  1885  to  1888,  in  addition  to  duties  at  the  Navy  Depart- 
ment, was  lecturer  on  international  law  at  the  Naval  War 
College,  Newport,  R.  I.  While  at  Annapohs,  1873-76,  studied 
law  in  the  office  of  Hon.  A.  B.  Hagner;  1890  graduated  with 
degree  of  LL.  B.  at  Law  School  of  Columbian  University,  and 
was  admitted  to  the  bar  of  the  District  of  Columbia;  1893  ad- 
mitted to  the  New  York  bar.  July,  1890,  resigned  commission 
in  the  navy  and  appointed  Assistant  Secretary  of  the  Navy, 
which  office  he  held  until  his  resignation  at  the  close  of  the  Har- 
rison administration,  in  March,  1893.  In  1890  dehvered  oration 
at  the  unveiHng  of  the  monument  to  commemorate  the  Jeannette 
Expedition;  1891,  at  the  request  of  the  city  of  Boston,  dehvered 
eulogy  on  Admiral  Porter.  In  May,  1893,  engaged  in  the  practice 
of  law,  as  a  member  of  the  firm  of  Tracy,  Boardman  &  Piatt, 
New  York.  In  March,  1900,  the  firm  of  Tracy,  Boardman  & 
Piatt  dissolved  partnership,  and  a  new  partnership  was  formed 
by  Albert  B.  Boardman,  Frank  H.  Piatt,  and  James  Russell 
Soley,  for  the  practice  of  law  at  the  office  of  the  old  firm,  under 
the  name  of  Boardman,  Piatt  &  Soley,  Mills  Building,  35  Wall 
Street,  New  York,  where  the  firm  is  still  engaged  in  practice, 
the  partners  being  the  same.  Was  one  of  the  four  counsel  of 
Venezuela,  before  the  International  Tribunal  of  Arbitration  on 
the  boundary  of  Venezuela  and  British  Guiana,  at  Paris,  May 
to  October,  1899,  making  both  written  and  oral  arguments  before 

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the  tribunal.  Among  the  important  cases  which  he  has  argued  and 
won,  may  be  mentioned :  Roosevelt  v.  Land  and  River  Improve- 
ment Company,  in  the  Court  of  Appeals,  New  York ;  United  States 
V.  Freel  and  Harvey  Steel  Company  v.  United  States,  in  the 
United  States  Supreme  Court;  United  States  v.  Walsh,  in  the 
United  States  Circuit  Court;  Palmer  v.  The  News,  in  the  Su- 
preme Court,  Appellate  Division.  He  was  for  several  years  coun- 
sel for  the  Atlantic  Avenue  Railroad  Company,  subsequently 
merged  in  the  Brooklyn  Rapid  Transit  Company.  He  was  also 
counsel  for  Madame  Nordica  in  her  suit  for  divorce,  and  is  at 
present  counsel  for  the  Atlantic,  Gulf  and  Pacific  Company,  the 
Union  Bridge  Company,  and  other  corporations.  Is  a  member 
of  the  Harvard  Club  of  New  York,  Union  Club,  University  Club, 
MetropoUtan  Club  of  Washington,  Alibi  Club  of  Washington, 
Shinnecock  Golf  Club,  Bar  Association  of  the  City  of  New  York, 
United  States  Naval  Institute,  American  Historical  Associa- 
tion, American  Social  Science  Association,  and  is  vice-president 
of  the  Navy  League.  December  1,  1875,  was  married  to  Mary 
Woolsey  Howland.  March  9,  1877,  U^na  Fehce  Soley  was  bom; 
December  7,  1880,  Robert  Shaw  Howland  Soley  was  born,  died 
November  25,  1881;  March  15,  1883,  Mary  Woolsey  Soley  was 
bom;  December  8,  1904,  Mary  Woolsey  Soley  was  married  to 
Howard  C.  Dickinson.    Address,  35  Wall  Street,  New  York. 

RICHARD  HERMAN  SOULE,  son  of  Richard  and  Harriet 
(Winsor)  Soule,  was  bom  in  Boston  March  4, 1849.  He  prepared 
for  college  at  the  Brookhne  High  School.  After  graduation,  stud- 
ied mechanical  engineering  for  two  years  at  the  Massachusetts 
Institute  of  Technology,  completing  the  course  on  June  1,  1872, 
and  receiving,  on  March  1,  1873,  the  degree  of  S.  B.  M.  E.;  was 
engaged  in  civil  engineering,  in  connection  with  the  Boston  Water- 
Works,  in  the  fall  of  1872,  and  in  the  following  January  became 
connected  with  the  Southwark  Foundry,  Philadelphia,  where  he 
was  assistant  superintendent ;  in  September,  1875,  entered  the  ser- 
vice of  the  Pennsylvania  Railroad  Company,  in  the  office  of  its 
mechanical  engineer,  Altoona,  Pa.,  and  in  November,  1877, 
was  transferred  to  the  department  of  tests  and  experiments  at  the 
Altoona  shops.  May  1,  1879,  was  appointed  superintendent  of 
motive  power  for  the  following  railroads  of  the  Pennsylvania  sys- 
tem: Northern  Central  Railway,  Baltimore  and  Potomac  Rail- 


road,  and  Alexandria  and  Fredericksburg  Railroad;  headquar- 
ters at  Baltimore,  Md.  October  15,  1881,  superintendent  of  mo- 
tive power,  Philadelphia  and  Erie  Division,  Pennsylvania  Rail- 
road; office  at  WilHamsport;,  Pa.  June  1,  1882,  superintendent 
of  motive  power,  Pittsburg,  Cincinnati,  and  St.  Louis  Railroad ; 
office  at  Columbus,  O.  June  1,  1883,  superintendent  of  motive 
power.  New  York,  West  Shore,  and  Buffalo  Railway;  office  at 
Frankfort,  N,  Y.  December  15,  1885,  superintendent  of  motive 
power,  New  York,  Lake  Erie,  and  Western  Railroad ;  office  at 
Buffalo,  N.  Y.  February  15,  1887,  general  manager  New  York, 
Lake  Erie,  and  Western  Railroad;  office  at  New  York  city. 
April  30,  1888,  resigned,  and  spent  the  next  six  months  abroad. 
October,  1888,  located  at  Pittsburg,  Pa.,  in  connection  with 
the  Westinghouse  interests.  June,  1891,  to  July  1,  1897,  superin- 
tendent of  motive  power,  Norfolk  and  Western  Railroad,  Roanoke, 
Va.;  August,  1897,  to  December,  1899,  with  the  Baldwin  Loco- 
motive Works  of  Philadelphia,  during  the  first  year  travelhng  in 
their  interest  in  South  Africa  and  Russia;  subsequently  represent- 
ing them  at  Chicago,  111.  Since  December  1,  1899,  has  been  en- 
gaged in  consulting  mechanical  engineering  work  in  New  York, 
but  has  just  retired  and  is  living  at  1571  Beacon  Street,  Brookline, 
.  Mass.  April  13,  1882,  married  Ida  Helen  Whittemore,  Brookline, 
Mass.  Has  two  sons,  Winsor  and  Augustus  Whittemore,  aged 
(June,  1905)  about  21  and  20  respectively,  and  both  of  whom  have 
just  been  graduated  at  Harvard.  Is  a  member  of  the  following 
clubs:  The  New  York  Railroad  Club,  the  Western  Railway 
Club  of  Chicago,  the  American  Society  of  Mechanical  Engineers, 
the  American  Association  for  the  Advancement  of  Science,  the 
Master  Mechanics'  Association,  the  Master  Car  Builders'  Asso- 

WILLIAM  MASTER  SPACEMAN,  son  of  Samuel  Cope  and 
Ann  (Master)  Spackman,  was  bom  in  Philadelphia  January  9, 
1847.  Prepared  for  college  at  the  Philadelphia  High  School, 
joining  the  Class  in  the  Sophomore  year.  For  six  months  after 
graduation  studied  in  the  Episcopal  Divinity  School  at  Phila- 
delphia; on  January  1,  1871,  became  private  secretary  to  Mr. 
J.  Edgar  Thomson,  president  of  the  Pennsylvania  Railroad 
Company,  at  Philadelphia,  which  position  he  filled  until  the  death 
of  Mr.  Thomson,  in  May,  1874;   was  one  of  the  trustees  of  the 

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estate.  Studied  law  for  two  years  in  the  University  of  Philadelphia, 
and  was  admitted  to  the  bar,  but  does  not  practise.  In  1881 
removed  with  his  family  to  New  York,  to  assume  a  position  as 
treasurer  of  the  Mexican  National  and  other  railroad  corporations. 
Has  since  been  occupied  in  business  in  New  York,  chiefly  in  the 
charge  of  several  estates.  Is  a  member  of  the  Harvard  and  Cen- 
tury clubs  of  New  York.  Address,  No.  820  Madison  Avenue, 
New  York.  Married  November  18,  1875,  Margaret  Livingston 
Swift,  and  has  one  child,  Emily  Swift  Spackman,  bom  Febru- 
ary 20,  1878. 

*CHARLES  PARKER  SPALDING  was  bom  in  Lowell,  Mass., 
September  24,  1848.  Was  educated  and  prepared  for  college 
in  the  grammar  and  high  schools  of  Lowell,  entering  with  the 
Class  in  1866.  Was  a  member  of  the  H  H,  O  B  K,  Natural  His- 
tory Society,  and  Pierian  Sodahty.  Also  belonged  to  the  Handel 
and  Haydn  Society  of  Boston.  After  graduation  studied  at 
Lowell,  Mass.,  until  October,  1872,  when  he  went  abroad,  and 
entered  the  University  of  Berlin,  attending  lectures  in  the  medi- 
cal department;  also  studied  in  Heidelberg  and  Vienna;  re- 
turned in  March,  1874,  and  in  the  following  November  entered 
the  Harvard  Medical  School;  received  the  degree  of  M.  D.  in 
1877.  During  the  following  summer  he  travelled  in  Cahfomia 
and  Colorado,  and  on  his  return  opened  an  office  in  Lowell,  where 
he  practised  until  1881,  when  he  went  abroad,  studying  the  eye 
and  throat  in  Paris  and  Vienna,  returning  to  his  practice  in  1882. 
He  was  for  many  years  and  until  his  death  secretary  of  St.  John's 
Hospital,  was  a  member  of  the  Massachusetts  Medical  Society,  a 
member  and  treasurer  of  the  North  ISiiddlesex  Medical  Society, 
a  member  of  Kilwining  Lodge,  A.  F.  and  A.  M.,  and  of  Mount 
Horeb  Chapter.  Was  married  September  24,  1883,  to  Miss  Caro- 
line G.  Livingston,  and  had  six  children:  William  Livingston, 
born  May  28, 1884;  Mary,  February  16, 1886;  Caroline,  April  16, 
1888;  Sidney  Parker,  August  5,  1889;  Helen,  May  13,  1891; 
Charles  Parker,  October  22,  1894.  Spalding  died  at  Lowell 
March  25,  1895. 

HENRY  KITTREDGE  SPAULDING,  son  of  Benjamin  Frank- 
lin and  Mary  (Fearing)  Spaulding,  was  bom  in  Tewksbur}%  Mass., 
December  25,  1847.    Prepared  for  college  at  Phillips  Andover 


Academy,  and  joined  the  Class  in  the  Sophomore  year.  Stud- 
ied law  in  a  Boston  oflSce  until  December,  1870,  when  he  took 
charge  of  the  Concord  (Mass.)  High  School,  where  he  remained 
until  June,  1872;  in  September  he  entered  the  Columbia  Law 
School,  New  York;  was  graduated,  with  the  degree  of  LL.  B., 
May,  1875;  was  admitted  to  the  bar  May  17,  1875,  and  practised 
in  the  office  of  J.  H.  &  B.  F.  Watson,  New  York,  until  August, 
1876,  when  he  went  to  San  Francisco;  was  admitted  to  the  bar 
of  State  of  Cahfomia  and  practised  there  for  three  years  with 
Judge  Thompson,  then  with  Colonel  C.  E.  Royce,  and  after- 
wards in  the  office  of  Stephen  H.  Phillips,  Esq.;  he  returned  to 
New  York  in  1880.  For  ten  years  (1886-1896)  he  was  an  assist- 
ant teacher  in  the  school  for  boys  established  and  conducted  by 
Arthur  H.  Cutler  ('70).  In  1896  he  became  a  member  of  the 
examining  board  of  the  Municipal  Ci^^l  Sennce  Commission  of 
New  York  city,  serving  until  April,  1904.  He  was  married  to 
Eunice  A.  Ladd  of  Lowell,  Mass.,  December  27,  1883. 

RICHARD  HENRY  STONE  was  bom  in  Cincinnati,  O.,  Oc- 
tober 4,  1847.  Studied  in  the  Law  School  of  the  Cincinnati 
College  until  April  18,  1872,  when  he  was  graduated,  receiving 
the  degree  of  LL.  B.;  practised  law  in  Cincinnati  for  some  years; 
was  then  obliged,  on  account  of  trouble  with  his  eyes,  to  give  up 
the  practice  of  his  profession ;  he  then  took  up  railroad  engineer- 
ing, in  which  he  has  been  engaged  in  the  West  for  the  past  six  or 
seven  years.  Address,  comer  of  Hosea  Avenue  and  Prospect 
Terrace,  Cincinnati,  O. 

*ROGER  WILLIAMS  SWAIM,  son  of  Samuel  B.  and  Aurora  D. 
(Skinner)  Swaim,  was  bom  in  Worcester,  Mass.,  July  12,  1848. 
He  was  fitted  for  college  at  the  Cambridge  High  School,  and 
entered  with  the  Class  in  1866;  after  graduation,  in  order  to 
restore  his  health,  which  was  quite  poor,  he  started,  in  July,  1870, 
for  a  tour  abroad,  and  for  fifteen  months  travelled  in  Europe, 
Egypt,  and  the  Holy  Land,  arri\ang  in  Berlin  in  September,  1871, 
where,  as  a  member  of  the  University,  he  studied  during  the  win- 
ter. In  March,  1872,  while  in  Italy,  he  was  taken  sick,  and  died 
in  Florence,  on  April  1,  of  congestion  of  the  brain,  aged  twenty- 
three  years  and  nine  months.  He  had  selected  the  ministry  as  his 

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CHARLES  HERBERT  SWAN,  son  of  Robert  and  Lucy  Thaxter 
(Gushing)  Swan,  was  bom  in  Dorchester,  Mass.,  September  8, 
1847.  Prepared  for  college  at  the  Boston  Latin  School.  Practises 
law  in  Boston;  married  Caroline  Metcalf  Nazro  of  Dorchester, 
November  6,  1884;  Lucy  Gushing  Swan  was  bom  March  5, 
1886.  Gardner  Swan  was  bom  November  29,  1887.  Swan  is  a 
member  of  the  University  Glub.  Residence,  Dorchester,  Mass. 
Address,  82  Devonshire  Street,  Boston. 

STEPHEN  SWIFT  TAFT,  son  of  Velorous  and  Lucy  (Bennett) 
Taft,  was  bom  in  Upton,  Mass.,  October  9,  1848.  He  w^as  fitted 
for  college  at  Phillips  Andover  Academy.  In  August,  1870,  com- 
menced reading  law  with  Staples  &  Goulding,  Worcester,  Mass. ; 
October  9,  with  Jewell,  Gaston  &  Field,  Boston;  October  7, 
1871,  entered  the  Harvard  Law  School;  admitted  to  the  bar 
April  23,  1872;  May  1  foraaed  a  copari;nersliip  with  James  G. 
Allen  in  the  practice  of  law  at  Palmer,  Mass.;  pari;nership  dis- 
solved July  1.  Was  a  member  of  the  State  Legislature  in  1886 
and  1887.  He  removed  to  Springfield  November  5,  1891,  where 
he  has  since  practised.  His  son  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in 
Januaiy,  1905,  and  is  now  in  partnership  with  his  father. 
Offices,  Rooms  235  and  236  Gourt  Square  Theatre  Building, 
Springfield,  Mass.  On  October  23,  1873,  was  married  to  Mary 
Eliot  Holbrook  of  Watertown,  Mass.;  and  on  July  24,  1874, 
Mabel  Eliot  Taft  was  bom;  Lucy  Bennett  Taft,  September  5, 
1875,  and  Stephen  S.  Taft,  Jr.,  September  2,  1876  (graduated 

*STEPHEN  VAN  RENSSELAER  THAYER,  son  of  Nathaniel 
and  Gomelia  Patterson  (Van  Rensselaer)  Thayer,  was  bom 
August  2,  1847,  in  Boston.  He  w^as  prepared  for  college  by  Mr. 
George  W.  Pierce,  and  entered  with  the  Glass  in  1866;  from 
graduation  until  his  death  was  connected  with  the  fimi  of  J.  E. 
Thayer  &  Brother  of  Boston.  On  November  2,  1870,  was  mar- 
ried to  AUce  Robeson  of  Boston.  On  July  15,  1871,  Stephen 
Van  Rensselaer  Thayer,  Jr.,  was  bom,  being  the  first  child  bom 
to  a  member  of  the  Glass.  Thayer  died  in  Boston  October  10, 
1871,  of  consumption,  after  a  short  illness,  aged  twenty-four 
years  and  two  months.  The  Glass  Gradle  was  presented  to  Mrs. 
S.  V.  R.  Thayer  October  8,  1872.  It  consisted  of  an  ornamental 


silver  preserve  dish,  in  the  shape  of  a  cradle,  bearing  the  inscrip- 
tion :  — 

FROM  THE   CLASS   OF   1870. 
JULY   15,  1871. 

THOMAS  BALDWIN  TICKNOR,  son  of  William  Davis  and 
Emeline  Stamford  (Holt)  Ticknor,  was  bom  in  Jamaica  Plain, 
Mass.,  November  8,  1848.  Prepared  for  college  at  Chauncy 
Hall  School,  Boston.  Since  graduation  has  been  in  the  publishing 
business;  for  the  past  sixteen  years  with  Houghton,  Mifflin  &  Co. 
of  Boston.  Office  at  the  Riverside  Press,  Cambridge.  From  No- 
vember, 1874,  to  February  6,  1899,  was  connected  with  the  First 
Corps  Cadets,  M.  V.  M.,and  is  now  on  the  retired  list  with  rank 
of  major.  Is  a  member  of  the  Oakley  Country  Club,  the  Footlight 
Club,  Jamaica  Plain,  of  which  he  was  president  for  twenty  years, 
the  Cambridge  Social  Dramatic  Club,  the  Episcopalian  Club  of 
Boston,  and  the  Veteran  Association  of  the  First  Corps  Cadets. 
Is  secretary  of  the  Congregation  of  St.  John's  Memorial  Chapel, 
Cambridge.  Was  married  January  10,  1894,  to  Florence  EHza- 
beth  Harris  of  Boston.  Residence,  18  Highland  Street,  Cam- 

ALFRED  TUCKERMAN,  son  of  Lucius  and  Eliza  Wolcott 
(Gibbs)  Tuckerman,  was  born  January  15,  1848.  He  was  in 
Europe  from  July,  1870,  till  September,  1874,  passing  most 
of  the  time  in  study;  received  the  degree  of  Ph.  D.  et  A.  M. 
from  Leipsic,  Germany,  in  1874;  in  November,  1877,  became  a 
regular  assistant  in  the  Astor  Library,  New  York,  having  been  a 
volunteer  assistant  for  a  year  before.  On  December  10,  1879, 
was  married  to  Clara  L.  Fargis,  of  New  York.  He  resigned  his 
position  in  the  Astor  Library  in  1880,  after  having  served  there 
four  years,  with  four  promotions.  After  that  he  turned  his  atten- 
tion to  the  compilation  of  indexes  to  scientific  literature,  which 
has  been  his  occupation  ever  since.  These  indexes  have  all  been 
published  in  the  "  Miscellaneous  Collections  "  of  the  Smithsonian 
Institution,  and  are  on  the  following  subjects :  To  the  "  Litera- 
ture of  the  Spectroscope,"  in  1888;  to  that  of  "  Thermodynam- 
ics," in  1890;  and  to  that  of  the  "  Chemical  Influence  of  Light," 
in  1891.    Has  also  prepared  a  "  Catalogue  of  Mineral  Waters," 

108  CLASS   OF   1870 

and  has  just  completed  for  the  Smithsonian  Institution  the  sec- 
ond volume  of  his  "  Index  to  the  Literature  of  the  Spectroscope." 
In  1890  he  was  made  a  member  of  the  American  Association  for 
the  Advancement  of  Science,  and  in  the  following  year  he  was 
made  a  Fellow  of  the  same,  with  a  position  on  the  Committee 
for  Indexing  Chemical  Literature.  In  1893  he  became  a  member 
of  the  New  York  Academy  of  Sciences.  While  a  resident  of 
Newport,  R.  L,  from  1888  to  1893,  he  was  a  director  of  the 
Redwood  Library.  Residence,  342  West  57th  Street,  New  York. 
Under  date  of  March  18,  1905,  Tuckerman  writes :  — 

"The  'Catalogue  of  Mineral  Waters'  was  finished  in  1896,  but  proved 
to  be  too  large  for  the  Smithsonian  Miscellaneous  Collections.  As  I  did 
not  care  to  publish  it  at  my  own  expense,  the  work,  embracing  some 
thirteen  thousand  titles,  was  in  the  lumber  room  of  the  Smithsonian 
when  I  last  heard  of  it. 

*'I  then  began  a  continuation  of  my  '  Index  to  the  Literature  of  the 
Spectroscope'  from  1887  to  1900,  when  the  International  Committee 
for  the  Indexing  of  Scientific  Literature  began  its  work,  making  further 
work  by  me  unnecessary. 

"This  work,  '  Literature  of  the  Spectroscope  continued  to  1900,'  was 
published  in  the  Miscellaneous  Collections  of  the  Smithsonian  Institu- 
tion in  1902.  It  is  probably  my  last  work,  because  I  am  disabled  by 
heart  disease  from  doing  any  work  with  the  thoroughness  necessary  when 
it  is  to  be  published. 

"  Am  a  member  of  the  University,  Harvard,  and  Chemists'  clubs  in 
New  York,  and  do  what  I  think  I  can  in  connection  with  the  civil  ser- 
vice and  charitable  associations  of  this  city." 

WILLIAM  WARREN  VAUGHAN,  son  of  William  Manning 
and  Anne  T.  (Warren)  Vaughan,  was  born  in  Hallo  well.  Me., 
April  25,  1848.  He  passed  the  year  of  1870-71  abroad,  one 
half  of  it  at  the  University  of  Heidelberg.  Took  the  regular 
course  of  two  years  in  the  Harvard  Law  School,  receiving  the 
degree  of  LL.  B.;  also  received  the  degree  of  A.  M.  from  the 
Academic  Council  of  Harvard,  upon  examination  on  law  sub- 
jects after  an  additional  course  at  the  Law  School,  June,  1874, 
and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  November,  1874.  Has  continued  in 
the  practice  of  the  law,  with  special  attention  to  trusts  and  wills. 
Has  contributed  various  articles  to  "  Harvard  Magazine,"  "  The 
Nation,"  etc.  Office,  Rooms  1001  to  1003  Exchange  Building, 
53  State  Street,  Boston.    On  October  16,  1882,  was  married  to 


Ellen  Twisleton  Parkman,  daughter  of  the  late  Dr.  Samuel  Park- 
man  of  Boston.  Has  two  children:  Mary  Ehot  Vaughan,  born 
March  1,  1884,  and  Samuel  Vaughan,  bom  April  15,  1887. 
Residence,  354  Beacon  Street,  Boston. 

FREDERIC  HENRY  VIAUX,  son  of  Edouard  Henri  Joachim 

and  (Muir)  Viaux,  was   born   May   24,    1848.    He    was 

prepared  for  college  at  the  Boston  Latin  School.  Founded  the 
Real  Estate  Exchange  of  Boston  in  1888-89,  and  has  been  its 
treasurer  and  executive  officer  since  its  organization.  On  June  18, 
1873,  was  married  to  Florence  Ballou  Farrar  of  Boston.  On 
June  8, 1874,  Victor  Viaux,  and  on  July  16, 1875,  Theodore  Viaux 
were  bom;  Theodore  died  May  1,  1876.  Florence  Viaux  was 
bom  June  16,  1878;  and  Frederic  Viaux  on  August  10,  1882. 
Victor  Viaux  graduated  from  Harv^ard  in  1896  and  Frederic  in 
1904.    Address,  Room  613,  53  State  Street,  Boston. 

WILLIAM  AUSTIN  WADSWORTH,  son  of  William  Wolcott 
and  EmmeHne  (Austin)  Wadswori;h,  was  bom  in  Geneseo,  N.  Y., 
December  8,  1847.  He  studied  at  private  schools  and  under 
tutors,  in  this  country  and  abroad,  preparing  for  college  with  Mr. 
Abbot  and  Samuel  Eliot;  he  joined  the  Class  in  September, 
1867,  Sophomore  year.  After  graduation  entered  the  University 
of  Berlin ;  returned  to  this  country  in  the  spring  of  1872,  and  is 
living  at  Geneseo,  N.  Y.,  devoting  his  attention  to  farming.  He 
has  taken  an  active  interest  in  local  and  state  affairs,  and  has 
served  on  numerous  boards  and  commissions;  is  a  member  of 
the  American  Geographical  Society,  American  Zoological  Society, 
Century  Association,  and  numerous  clubs  in  New  York  and  Bos- 
ton ;  was  a  member  of  Company  I,  2d  Massachusetts  Volunteer 
Mihtia,  and  the  Independent  Corps  of  Cadets.  During  the  war 
with  Spain  was  major  and  quartermaster,  U.  S.  Volunteers,  on 
General  Merritt's  staff.  The  following  extract  from  a  letter  to  the 
secretar}'  refers  to  his  ser\'ice  in  the  army :  — 

"I  cannot  think  of  anything  in  my  army  life  that  would  interest 
the  members  of  the  Class.  It  was  very  hard  work  and  very  important 
work,  but  I  got  through  successfully,  and  we  had  no  trouble.  I  was  on 
General  Merritt's  staff,  and  had  charge  of  selecting  and  equipping  the 
transports  which  took  the  army  across  the  Pacific.  We  took  these  men 
from  a  cold  climate  into  the  tropics  on  a  thirty  days'  voyage  without  over- 

110  CLASS   OF   1870 

crowding,  and  landed  them  without  loss.  At  Cavite  I  had  charge  of  un- 
loading the  vessels  and  forwarding  the  supplies  to  the  front.  It  was  no 
picnic,  on  account  of  bad  weather  and  the  utter  lack  of  facilities,  but  the 
troops  did  not  need  for  any  essentials  of  food,  clothes,  ammunition,  hos- 
pital supplies,  etc. 

"After  the  capture  of  Manila,  I  stayed  with  General  Merritt  at  head- 
quarters till  he  left,  and  then  with  General  Otis,  until  the  settling  down 
to  monotonous  garrison  work." 

Was  married  September  4,  1901,  to  Elizabeth  Green  Perkins. 
Address,  Geneseo,  Livingston  Co.,  N.  Y. 

LUCIEN  AUGUSTUS  WAIT,  son  of  Nerval  Douglas  and  Marion 
Sarah  (Willson)  Wait,  was  bom  in  Highgate,  Vt.,  February  8, 
1846.  He  prepared  for  college  at  Phillips  Exeter  Academy  and 
joined  the  Class  Sophomore  year.  Has  been  connected  with  Cornell 
University,  Ithaca,  N.  Y.,  since  graduation;  was  assistant  pro- 
fessor of  mathematics  until  June,  1877,  when  he  was  promoted 
to  be  associate  professor  and  given  business  charge  of  the  math- 
ematical department;  in  1891  he  was  promoted  to  a  full  profes- 
sorship; is  president  of  the  Board  of  Trustees  and  treasurer  of 
Cascadilla  School,  which  he  started  in  1876,  and  which  is  the  lead- 
ing preparatory  school  for  Cornell  University.  Was  abroad  one 
year  as  United  States  Consul  at  Piraeus  and  Athens,  Greece. 
Spent  the  summer  of  1882  studying  mathematics  at  Cambridge, 
England.  Is  a  member  of  the  American  Mathematical  Society, 
and  has  served  as  a  member  of  the  Council  (the  governing  board) 
for  two  periods  of  three  years  each.  On  August  12,  1873,  was 
married  to  Anna  J.  Dolloff  of  Exeter,  N.  H.  Mrs.  Wait  died 
October  21,  1904.  On  July  5,  1874,  at  Athens,  Greece,  Olga 
Athene  Wait  was  born;  on  February  27,  1876,  AUce  Wait  was 
bom;  and  on  December  23,  1888,  Zeta  Wait  was  bom,  who 
died  on  October  27,  1889.  His  younger  daughter,  Alice,  was 
married  on  May  3,  1898,  to  William  Stanton  Brayton  of  Provi- 
dence, R.  I.,  and  his  older  daughter,  Olga,  was  married  on  No- 
vember 23,  1900,  to  Robert  Henry  Hazeltine,  of  Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 
Address,  Cornell  University,  Ithaca,  N.  Y. 

*CHARLES  HOSMER  WALCOTT,  son  of  Joel  Whitcomb  and 
Martha  Putnam  (Hosmer)  Walcott,  was  bom  in  Concord,  Mass., 
November  8,  1848,  where  he  passed  his  boyhood.    He  was  pre- 


pared  for  college  at  the  Concord  High  School,  entering  with  the 
Class  in  1866.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Phi  Beta  Kappa  Society 
and  the  Harvard  Natural  History  Society,  of  which  he  was  Ubrarian . 
After  graduation  he  studied  law  until  June,  1872,  when  he  was 
admitted  to  the  bar  in  Boston ;  was  joint  author  (with  Henry  F. 
Bus  well  of  the  Class  of  '66)  of  a  law  book  treating  of  "  Pleadings 
and  Practice  in  Civil  Actions  in  the  Courts  of  Massachusetts," 
published  in  the  year  1875;  a  second  and  re\'ised  edition  being 
pubUshed  in  1883,  and  a  third  edition  in  1894.  Also  wrote  and 
pubUshed,  in  the  year  1884,  a  volume  of  local  history  entitled 
"  Concord  in  the  Colonial  Period,"  and  early  in  1899  an  illustrated 
monograph  entitled  "Sir  Archibald  Campbell,  of  Invemeill, 
sometime  Prisoner  of  War  in  the  Jail  at  Concord,  Mass."  On 
August  27,  1886,  was  appointed  a  member  of  the  State  Board  of 
Arbitration  and  ConciUation,  of  which  he  was  chairman  for  eleven 
years;  was  president  of  the  Middlesex  Institution  for  Savings,  and 
had  been  a  selectman  and  assessor  in  the  town  of  Concord.  On 
September  22,  1875,  was  married  to  Florence  Keyes  of  Concord. 
Roger  was  bom  September  7,  1876,  and  died  January  17,  1879. 
Phihp  Keyes  (H.  U.  '97)  was  bom  December  11,  1877,  and  after 
two  years  at  the  Harvard  Law  School  is  now  completing  his  law 
studies  in  New  York  city.  Mrs.  Walcott  died  December  23, 
1877.  On  July  21,  1891,  was  married  to  Jessie  McDermott  of 
Washington,  D.  C.  Margaret  was  born  July  21,  1892,  and  died 
two  days  afterwards.    John  was  bom  July  4,  1893. 

BENJAMIN  MARSTON  WATSON,  son  of  Benjamin  Marston 
and  Mary  (Russell)  Watson,  was  bom  in  PljTnouth,  Mass., 
November  24,  1848.  He  prepared  for  college  at  the  PljTuouth 
High  School.  Was  for  some  time  engaged  in  horticulture  at 
Plvmouth,  Mass.;  since  1877  has  been  instmctor  in  horticulture 
at  the  Bussey  Institution  at  Jamaica  Plain,  and  has  been  Profes- 
sor Goodale's  assistant  in  the  summer  classes  in  botany  at  Cam- 
bridge.   Address,  Jamaica  Plain,  Mass. 

HENRY  WELLS,  son  of  Jacob  and  Fannie  Smith  (Shaw)  Wells, 
was  bom  in  Rising  Sun,  Ind.,  March  12,  1850.  Fntered  the  dry 
goods  house  of  his  father  in  1870,  and  in  the  following  year  was 
made  junior  partner  of  the  firm  of  J.  C.  Wells  &  Son  of  Rising 
Sun,  Ind.,  with  branches  at  Patriot  and  Vevay,  Ind.    Upon  the 

112  CLASS  OF   1870 

death  of  his  father,  in  1872,  he  succeeded  to  the  business.  In  1874 
removed  to  Areola,  111.,  and  in  1875  to  Cario,  HI.  In  1873  and 
1874  he  assisted  in  organizing  national  banks  at  Rising  Sun  and 
Areola.  Having  decided  to  follow  the  business  of  banking,  he 
sold  out  his  dry-goods  business  in  1875,  and  assisted  in  forming 
the  Alexander  County  Bank  of  Cairo,  111.,  becoming  its  vice- 
president  in  March  and  its  cashier  in  July,  1875;  also  started 
the  real-estate  and  insurance  oflSce  of  Wells  &  Kerth.  In  July, 
1887,  the  Alexander  County  National  Bank  and  the  Alexander 
County  Savings  Bank  were  formed,  with  Wells  as  cashier  of 
both  institutions.  In  1891  removed  to  Chicago  to  engage  in  the 
lumber  business.  In  1895  removed  to  Reading  Mass.,  entering 
the  employ  of  the  First  National  Bank  of  that  place  as  assistant 
cashier.  In  1897  was  appointed  cashier  of  same  institution;  in 
July,  1901,  assisted  in  organizing  the  American  National  Bank 
of  Boston,  becoming  its  first  vice-president.  In  September,  1901, 
organized  the  First  National  Bank  of  Mansfield,  Mass.,  becom- 
ing its  vice-president.  In  October,  1902,  sold  out  his  banking 
interests  and  became  identified  with  the  Flagg  Manufacturing 
Company,  making  all  kinds  of  shoe  machinery.  Since  the  failure 
of  this  company,  in  1903,  has  devoted  his  time  to  real  estate  and 
insurance  business  as  a  broker,  with  office  in  the  Journal  Building, 
Boston.  Is  living  in  Cambridge,  at  26  Trowbridge  Street.  On 
May  22, 1872,  was  married  to  Emma  C.  Morse  of  Rising  Sun,  Ind. 
On  February  25,  1873,  James  Claude  Wells  was  bom;  on  Decem- 
ber 25,  1878,  Henry  Morse  Wells  was  bom,  and  is  now  a  student 
at  Harvard  College. 

*MELVILLE  MOORE  WESTON.  (Reprinted  from  the  Report 
of  the  American  Bar  Association  and  from  the  Proceedings  of  the 
Boston  Bar  Association.) 

"Melville  Moore  Weston,  a  prominent  member  of  the  Boston  bar, 
and  a  member  of  this  association,  died  suddenly  of  apoplexy  on  Christ- 
mas Day,  1901. 

"Mr.  Weston  was  born  in  Bangor,  Me.,  August  11,  1848.  His  father, 
George  Melville  Weston,  a  lawyer,  editor,  and  writer  of  conspicuous 
ability,  was  a  son  of  Nathan  Weston,  chief  justice  of  the  Supreme  Court 
of  Maine,  and  a  grandson  of  Daniel  Cony,  judge  of  probate  for  Ken- 
nebec County,  founder  of  the  Cony  Female  Academy  in  Augusta,  and 
one  of  the  original  incorporators  of  Bowdoin  College.    Melville  Weston 


Fuller,  the  chief  justice  of  the  United  States,  and  Mr.  Weston  were  first 
cousins.  The  chief  justice  was  named  for  his  uncle,  Mr.  Weston's 
father,  and  studied  law  with  him  for  a  year  in  Bangor.  Mr.  Weston's 
mother,  Bathsheba  Hale  Moore,  was  a  direct  descendant  of  the  Captain 
John  Moore  who  commanded  a  company  in  Stark's  New  Hampshire 
regiment  at  the  battle  of  Bunker  Hill,  and  was  promoted  to  be  major  for 
his  services  on  that  occasion. 

"Mr.  Weston's  boyhood  was  passed  in  Bangor  and  in  Washington, 
D.  C,  where,  during  the  civil  war,  his  father  edited  the  leading  Republican 
paper.  He  entered  Harvard  College  in  the  fall  of  1866,  and  was  graduated 
with  the  Class  of  1870.  In  the  fall  of  1870  he  entered  the  Harvard  Law 
School,  where  Professor  Langdell,  the  newly  appointed  dean  of  the  law 
faculty,  was  introducing  the  system  which  has  since  made  him  famous 
of  dispensing  with  text  books  and  formal  lectures  and  teaching  law  di- 
rectly from  the  decided  cases  and  the  opinions  of  the  judges.  Here  Mr. 
Weston  spent  two  years,  taking  his  degree  of  LL.  B.  in  1872.  After  being 
graduated  from  the  law  school  he  spent  a  year  travelling  in  Europe,  and 
on  his  return  entered  the  oflBce  of  Henry  W.  Paine  and  his  brother-in-law, 
Robert  D.  Smith.  He  was  admitted  to  the  Suffolk  bar  in  December,  1873. 

"During  the  fifteen  years  from  1873  to  1888  Mr.  Weston  was  closely 
associated  -n-ith  Mr.  Smith,  first  as  his  student,  and  then  as  his  junior  in 
the  active  court  and  consulting  practice  which  the  latter  enjoyed.  The 
Massachusetts  Reports  for  this  period  are  full  of  cases  in  which  they  ap- 
peared together  as  counsel,  and  the  cases  which  went  to  the  Full  Bench 
formed  but  a  small  part  of  the  number  which  they  prepared  and  tried 

"Thrown  on  his  own  resources  by  Mr.  Smith's  death,  in  1888,  the  wide 
practical  experience  which  Mr.  Weston  had  acquired,  the  habits  he  had 
formed  of  investigating  with  the  utmost  thoroughness  every  question  of 
law  or  fact  which  arose  in  the  matters  intrusted  to  his  charge,  combined 
with  an  eminently  fair  mind,  a  calm  judicial  tempeiament,  and  a  strong 
sense  of  humor,  brought  him  a  large  and  constantly  increasing  office  busi- 
ness, and  incidentally  a  fair  amount  of  business  in  the  courts. 

"His  practice  was  at  its  height  and  his  years  of  greatest  usefulness 
and  prosperity  seemed  to  be  just  opening  before  him  when,  without  pre- 
monition of  any  sort,  he  was  stricken  by  the  disease  which  caused  his 
death.  William  W.  Vaughan,  Esq.,  of  the  Boston  bar,  and  a  classmate 
of  Mr.  Weston's  in  College,  wrote  of  him  the  day  after  his  death  in  words 
so  well  chosen  that  they  should  be  preserved  for  a  memorial :  — 

"*He  was  not  merely  a  good  lawyer,  but  a  remarkably  good  lawj'er. 
That  his  modesty  and  retiring  temper  hid  this  from  the  many  is  probably 
true,  but  it  was  well  known  to  a  devoted  circle  of  clients  and  to  many  of 
his  fellow  members  of  the  bar.  More  than  one  lawyer  has  agreed  fully 
with  the  opinion  of  the  advocate  who  said  that  on  a  difficult  point  of 
law  he  would  rather  rely  on  Weston's  deliberate  opinion  than  on  that 

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of  any  lawyer  he  knew.  The  blood  which  made  two  chief  justices  was  not 
idle  in  him,  but  kept  him  ever  on  that  "studious  quest"  which  finally, 
and  often  to  the  student's  own  surprise,  ends  in  making  a  learned  man. 
Learned  he  unquestionably  was,  with  a  learning  and  a  judicial  capacity  of 
weighing  opposing  arguments  and  decisions  that  made  his  friends  regret 
that  life  had  not  called  him  to  some  of  the  judicial  work  which  fell  to 
others  of  his  race.  But  his  own  modesty  often  stood  in  his  way.  It  is  not 
impossible  that  contact  with  his  brilliant  brother-in-law,  whose  ability 
was  of  that  unusual  kind  which  reaches  genius,  led  so  modest  a  mind  to 
put,  by  contrast,  too  low  an  estimate  upon  his  own  talents.  He  knew  so 
well  that  he  could  not  equal  the  powers  of  his  senior  that  perhaps  he 
failed  ever  fully  to  appreciate  his  own.  Be  that  as  it  may,  he  was  that  rare 
man  whose  abilities  far  exceeded  his  own  belief,  and  in  him  has  gone  a 
learned  lawyer,  a  true  man,  and  a  warm-hearted  friend. ' 

"Mr.  Weston  never  married.  After  his  brother-in-law's  death,  in  1888, 
he  made  his  home  with  his  sister,  Mrs.  Robert  D.  Smith,  who  survives 

"It  was  a  matter  of  daily  experience  for  him  and  for  me,  when  we  had 
questions  that  puzzled  us,  to  go  into  the  other's  office  and  present  the 
proposition  and  discuss  it.  And  as  has  been  indicated  in  the  resolutions, 
there  was  a  double  interest  in  talking  over  things  with  him  in  this  fashion, 
not  merely  from  the  fact  of  his  great  clearness  and  capacity  in  discussing 
a  proposition,  but  from  the  fact  that  he  would  instantly  turn  it  into  sport 
and  make  it  amusing  and  entertaining,  and  wisely  so,  with  that  wit  or 
humor  which  is  the  highest  embodiment  of  wisdom,  I  think  I  have  never 
heard  more  profitable  discussions  of  a  question  of  law,  in  court  or  out  of 
court,  than  I  have  heard  from  him  hundreds  of  times;  and  carried  on  in 
the  spirit,  apparently,  of  overflowing  fun  and  humor,  and  yet  in  a  way 
which  led  to  results  which  seemed  solid  and  satisfactory. " 

H.  W.  Chaplin. 

"He  had  an  extraordinarily  sane  mind.  He  very  seldom  fooled  himself 
about  any  argument  on  any  subject.  Therein  lay  his  great  power.  So 
many  of  us  are  perfectly  able  to  form  a  good  argument  on  a  given  subject, 
to  appreciate  an  argument  on  the  other  side,  and  perhaps  to  answer  it. 
But  the  ultimate  value  of  one's  legal  ability  lies  in  the  capacity  to  tell  in 
judicial  ounces  what  is  the  ultimate  weight  of  each  of  those  arguments, 
and  to  add  up  the  two  sides  and  see  where  the  balance  finally  lies.  Therein 
lay  Weston's  power.  As  a  man  said  of  him  towards  the  latter  part  of  his 
life,  Weston  was  'getting  to  guess  right  most  infernally  often.'  And  that 
was  just  the  quality  that  he  did  have.  He  had  a  very  great  judicial  power 
which  ought  to  have  been  seen  on  the  bench;  so  great  that  if  I  were  to 
add  anything  in  closing  my  word  of  testimony,  I  should  say  that  if  I  had 
to  take  an  irrevocable  step  on  any  matter  depending  on  a  question  of 
law,  there  was  no  man  to  whom  I  should  go,  or  on  whose  opinion  I 


should  so  thoroughly  rely  in  taking  that  step  as  Melville  Weston.  And 
perhaps,  in  these  days  when  the  personal  equation  is  really  after  all  very 
strong,  that  is  as  strong  testimony  as  I  could  give." 

W.  W.  Vaughan. 

"It  was  a  part  of  Weston's  social  charm  that  he  was  always  even-tem- 
pered and  cheerful;  and  looking  back  over  a  friendship  of  more  than 
thirty  years,  and  deeply  regretting  my  own  loss,  I  feel  an  additional  regret 
that  more  people  could  not  have  known  him  as  I  did." 

C.  H.  Swan. 

"For  although  he  was  younger  than  several  of  the  gentlemen  whom  I 
see  here,  he  was,  I  should  say,  alone  of  all  those  at  the  bar,  a  true  repre- 
sentative of  the  old-fashioned  lawyer.  He  preserved  always  a  sort  of 
judicial  calm.  When  he  went  to  his  office,  he  went  to  it  as  to  a  study,  a 
place  of  seclusion  where  the  atmosphere  was  that  of  pure  law. 

"I  was  always  glad  when  it  happened  to  me  that  some  business  di- 
rected my  steps  towards  his  office.  Whether  I  went  there  to  drop  in  and 
have  a  chat,  or  because  I  had  some  business  which  I  wanted  to  discuss 
with  him,  the  visit  was  always  pleasant.  He  illuminated  whatever  we 
were  discussing  with  that  play  of  humor  which  the  other  gentlemen  have 
alluded  to.  And  I  always  felt  that  what  he  might  say  would  be  as  wise 
as  it  was  humorous. 

"  In  his  death  we  have  lost  an  excellent  lawyer  and  a  charming  man. 
I  can  hardly  reconcile  myself  to  the  thought  that  at  his  early  age  he  has 
passed  from  among  us." 

MooRFiELD  Storey. 

WILLIAM  FISHER  WHARTON,  son  of  William  Craig  and 
Nancy  Willing  (Spring)  Wharton,  was  born  in  Jamaica  Plain, 
Mass.,  in  1847.  After  graduation  studied  law  at  the  Harvard 
Law  School,  and  received  the  degree  of  LL.  B.  in  1873.  Was 
admitted  to  the  bar  the  same  year.  Travelled  in  Europe  for  a 
couple  of  years,  returning  to  Boston,  Mass.,  in  the  autumn  of 
1875,  where  he  entered  immediately  into  the  practice  of  the  law. 
In  1881  he  edited  the  seventh  edition  of  "  Story  on  Partnership." 
Was  a  member  of  the  Common  Council  of  the  city  of  Boston 
for  five  years,  from  1880  to  1884  inclusive,  and  a  member  of  the 
House  of  Representatives  of  the  General  Court  of  Ma,ssachusetts, 
representing  a  portion  of  the  city  of  Boston  for  four  years,  1885 
to  1888  inclusive,  holding  the  position  of  chairman  of  the  judi- 
ciary committee  in  1888.  He  declined  a  reelection  in  1889.  Was 
appointed  Assistant  Secretary  of  State  of  the  United  States  by 

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President  Harrison  in  April,  1889,  which  position  he  resigned 
March  4,  1893.  In  May  of  that  year  he  returned  to  Boston,  and 
resumed  the  practice  of  the  law  in  that  city.  He  now  lives  in 
Groton,  Mass.,  having  his  law  office  in  Boston  at  No.  50  State 
Street.  Was  married  October  31,  1877,  to  Fanny  Pickman  of 
Beverly,  Mass.,  who  died  October  6,  1880.  Was  again  married, 
February  10,  1891,  to  Susan  C.  Lay  of  Washington,  D.  C.  Has 
two  sons  and  one  daughter:  WilUam  P.  Wharton,  bom  August  12, 
1880;  PhiHp  Wharton,  bom  August  13,  1892;  and  Constance 
Wharton,  born  May  7,  1894. 

JOHN    STUART   WHITE  was  bom    in    Wrentham,   Mass., 
February  3,  1847.     Prepared  for  college  at  the  Boston  Latin 
School.     Appointed  sub-master  in  the  Boston  Latin  School  in 
July,  1870;    elected  master  in  December,  1870;    taught  three 
years,  and  in  1873  was  voted  a  year's  leave  of  absence  by  the 
Latin  School  Committee  (from  July,  1873),  to  be  spent  in  Europe 
in  travel  and  the  study  of  schools  and  methods ;  on  returning  from 
Europe  in   1874,  accepted  the  headmastership  of  the  Brooks 
School,  Cleveland,  O.    Starting  with  sixteen   boys,  began  the 
second  year  with  one  hundred  and  fifty;  remained  in  Cleveland 
six  years,  1874  to  1880;  received  the  degree  of  LL.  D.  from 
Trinity  College  June,  1879;   removed  to  New  York  in  1880,  to 
estabhsh  the  Berkeley  School,  preparatory  for  the  leading  univer- 
sities. The  school  grew  to  two   hundred  and  eighty  boys  and 
twenty -four  masters  and  assistants;  with  a  new  fireproof  school 
building,  covering  five  lots  of  land,  also  an  armory,  gymnasium, 
and  swimming-pool,  and  ten  acres  of  playgrounds  in  the  sub- 
urbs, known  as  the  "Berkeley  Oval."    Author  of  "The  Boys* 
and  Giris' Plutarch,"  1885;  "Herodotus,"  1886;  "Phny,"  1887 
(G.   P.  Putnam's  Sons,  New  York).    Frequent  contributor  to 
various  magazines  and  periodicals.    Married  in  Boston  Febru- 
ary 28,  1871,  to  Georgie  A.  Read  of  Boston.    Children:   Ehot 
White,  born   in    Boston,  February   20,  1872,   graduated   from 
Harvard,  magna  cum  laude,  in  Class  of  '92;  graduated  from  the 
Episcopal  Theological  School  at  Cambridge,  1895;  ordained  in 
New  York  June,   1895;    two   years  assistant  rector  of    Grace 
Church,  New  York;   now  (for  eight  years)  rector  of  St.  John's 
Church,  Worcester,  Mass.;   married  Mabel  R.  Morse  in  1894. 
Grace  Rogers  White,  bom  in  Dresden,  Germany,  March  20, 


1874,  entered  Vassar  College,  1891;  married  Louis  H.  New- 
kirk,  1902;  has  two  children,  Janet  Newkirk  and  Louis  H.  New- 
kirk,  Jr.  Emest  Devereux  White,  bom  in  Cleveland,  O.,  Sep- 
tember 12,  1876,  entered  Harvard  University  1894,  but  lost  his 
college  course  at  the  time  through  rheumatic  fever;  but  after 
several  successful  years  as  master  in  Berkeley  School,  New 
York,  and  as  editor  of  the  "  Overland  Monthly  Magazine,"  in 
San  Francisco,  he  returned  to  Harvard  in  1901,  and  graduated 
cum  laude  in  1904,  having  accomplished  the  four  years'  work  in 
three;  he  is  now  master  in  the  Phillips  Brooks  School,  and 
assistant  to  the  head-master.  Gilbert  Newman  White,  bom  in 
New  York  city,  September  18,  1887,  passed  prehminaries  for 
Harvard  June,  1904;  will  enter  this  year. 

In  September,  1904,  Dr.  White  resigned  his  work  in  the 
Berkeley  School,  N.  Y.,  after  twenty-four  years,  during  which 
he  prepared  five  hundred  boys  for  college  (one  hundred  and 
fifty  for  Harvard),  to  establish  the  Philhps  Brooks  School  in 
Philadelphia,  and  to  carry  out  his  theory  of  many  years  that 
the  proper  way  to  educate  the  city  boy  was  to  have  him  under 
the  care  of  the  teachers  the  whole  day,  not  only  for  his  recitations, 
but  for  his  play  and  for  his  study,  and  in  the  preparation  of  his 
school  work  (no  books  to  be  taken  home).  He  named  his  institu- 
tion the  Phillips  Brooks  School,  in  memory  of  the  greatest  friend 
of  his  early  manhood,  who  was  six  years  at  the  head  of  his 
Board  of  Trustees  in  the  Brooks  School,  Cleveland,  O.  The 
Phillips  Brooks  School  has  not  yet  completed  its  first  year,  but 
has  more  than  forty  boys  in  actual  attendance,  and  has  one 
hundred  entered  for  the  second  year.  Address,  4204  Baltimore 
Avenue,  Philadelphia. 

CHARLES  BOWDITCH  WILEY,  son  of  Joseph  H.  and  Mary 
Hunt  (Hinman)  Wilby,  was  bom  in  Cincinnati,  O.,  November  8, 
1848.  He  was  prepared  for  college  in  private  schools  in  Cincinnati. 
From  September,  1870,  until  June,  1871,  was  engaged  in  teaching 
in  Cincinnati,  as  assistant  in  the  Classical  School  of  Mr.  Eugene 
F.  Bhss  of  '58;  in  October,  1870,  entered  the  Cincinnati  Law 
School,  received  its  degree  of  LL.  B.  April  17, 1872,  and  April  18, 
1872,  was  admitted  to  the  bar  of  Hamilton  County,  O.  In  Sep- 
tember, 1872,  opened  an  office  in  Cincinnati;  in  September,  1876, 
formed  a  partnership  with  Gustavus  H.  Wald,  Yale  '73,  Harvard 

118  CLASS   OF   1870 

Law  School  '75,  under  the  firm  name  of  Wilby  &  Wald,  which 
firm  continued  until  its  dissolution  by  the  death  of  Mr.  Wald, 
June  28,  1902,  and  since  that  time  Wilby  has  continued  to  prac- 
tise alone.  On  June  3,  1879,  was  married  to  Harriet  Ehzabeth 
Mitchell  of  Cincinnati ;  has  four  children :  Mitchell  Wilby,  bom 
April  13,  1880,  A.  B.  '03,  who  finished  his  course  at  the  Harvard 
Law  School  in  June,  '05;  Martha  Coffin  Wilby,  bom  June  22, 
1881;  Mary  Hinman  Wilby,  bora  November  7,  1882,  and  Joseph 
Clark  Wilby,  bom  July  8,  1887.  Address,  Blymyer  Building, 
514  Main  Street,  Cincinnati,  O. 

GRINNELL  WILLIS,  son  of  Nathaniel  Parker  and  Corneha 
(Grinnell)  WilHs,  was  bom  in  New  York  April  28,  1848.  He 
was  prepared  for  college  by  Mr.  William  P.  Atkinson  of  Cam- 
bridge, Mass.  In  October,  1870,  entered  the  commission  house 
of  Almy  &  Co.  of  New  York;  on  January  1,  1873,  the  firm  was 
dissolved,  and  became  Lewas  Brothers  &  Co.,  with  whom  he 
remained  until  August,  1875,  when  he  moved  to  Philadelphia, 
joining  the  branch  of  the  same  firm  in  that  city;  in  the  spring 
of  1879  he  returned  to  the  New  York  office,  taking  charge  of  the 
accounts  of  the  Wamsutta  ISIills ;  travelled  abroad  in  the  summer 
of  1872.  December  15,  1889,  started  business  for  himself  under 
the  firm  name  of  Grinnell  Willis  &  Co.  On  October  24,  1874, 
was  married  to  Mary  Baker  Haydock  of  New  York.  On  Decem- 
ber 31,  1875,  Hannah  Haydock  WilHs,  on  August  28,  1877, 
Cornelia  Grinnell  Willis,  and  on  July  24,  1879,  Joseph  Grinnell 
Willis  were  bom.  Residence,  Morristown,  N.  J.  Business  ad- 
dress, Grinnell  WilHs  &  Co.,  44-46  Leonard  Street,  New  York. 

*W ALTER  THAXTER  WINSOR,  son  of  Alfred  and  Ann 
Maria  (Bird)  Winsor  (Winsor  being,  on  the  Winsor  side,  a  first 
cousin  to  Soule),  was  bom  in  Brookline,  Mass.,  November  1, 
1847,  and  died  January  29,  1905,  at  his  home  in  BrookUne, 
from  pneumonia,  after  a  short  illness.  Winsor  was  fitted  for 
college  at  Philhps  Exeter  Academy,  and  entered  in  1866  at  the 
beginning  of  the  Freshman  year.  He  chummed  with  Morrison, 
who  also  entered  from  Exeter,  and  they  roomed  throughout  the 
course  in  the  College  Yard.  Winsor's  father,  who  was  the  head 
of  the  commission  house  of  Alfred  Winsor  &  Son,  died  in  1871, 
and  on  the  reorganization  of  the  firm  under  the  old  firm  name, 


Winsor  became  a  partner  and  continued  so  until  his  death,  his 
office  being  always  in  Boston.  He  never  married.  Winsor's  class 
spirit  was  something  fine.  Every  Commencement  found  him  at 
Cambridge  welcoming  members  of  the  Class  and  their  visitors. 
When  the  Class  Committee  was  reorganized,  Winsor  was  made  a 
member  of  it,  and  the  Class  got  the  benefit  of  his  cheerful  service 
when  our  section  of  the  college  fence  was  built.  At  the  time  of 
class  dinners  it  was  a  labor  of  love  vnXh  him  to  work  out  every 
detail  which  could  add  to  the  general  pleasure.  The  intimacy 
between  Winsor  and  Weston  which  began  in  college  was  always 
kept  up.  They  both  belonged  for  a  number  of  years  to  a  little 
whist  club  made  up  of  classmates ;  they  travelled  together  abroad 
and  in  this  country,  and  they  spent  a  number  of  summer  vaca- 
tions together.  Indeed  those  who  were  nearest  to  Winsor  fancied 
that  Weston's  sudden  death  cast  a  certain  shadow  over  Winsor's 
life  which  was  never  wholly  lifted.  Winsor's  class  feehng  took 
in  the  famiUes  of  his  classmates,  and  probably  no  other  man  in 
the  Class  visited  in  the  homes  of  more  of  his  college  friends  than 
he.  As  the  sons  of  classmates  Uving  at  a  distance  came  to  college, 
quite  a  number  of  them  seemed  to  look  to  Winsor  as  their  natural 
counsellor.  The  writer  knows  how  deeply  his  services  in  this 
capacity  were  appreciated  by  the  parents  of  some  of  the  boys  who 
profited  by  them.  The  Class  have  lost  in  Winsor  a  zealous  and 
useful  officer,  and  those  who  were  intimate  with  him  have  lost  a 
kind  and  loyal  friend. 

*ROGER  WOLCOTT,  second  son  of  J.  Huntington  and  Cornelia 
(Frothingham)  Wolcott,  was  bom  in  Boston  on  July  13,  1847. 
He  prepared  for  college  at  Dixwell's  School  on  Boylston  Place, 
Boston.  His  only  brother,  2d  Lieutenant  Huntington  F.  Wolcott, 
died  of  "  Camp  Fever  "  on  June  10, 1865.  This  was  a  terrible  blow 
to  his  parents  and  his  brother,  for  the  family  ties  had  always  been 
of  the  closest,  and  parents  and  children  had  hardly  spent  a  week 
apart  until  Lieutenant  Wolcott  went  to  the  front  with  the  Second 
Mass.  Volunteer  Cavalrj'.  The  family  spent  the  nexi;  year  in 
foreign  travel,  and  Roger  Wolcott  entered  Harvard  College  as 
a  Sophomore  in  the  autumn  of  1867.  In  college  he  belonged  to 
theA.K.E.,  Hasty  Pudding  Club,  and  Phi  Beta  Kappa,  and  was 
one  of  the  organizers  of  the  O.  K.  At  graduation  he  was  the 
class  orator,  and  also  had  a  part  on  Commencement  Day.    The 

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following  year  he  was  a  tutor  in  the  college,  teaching  history 
and  French.  In  1872  he  read  law  in  the  office  of  Lothrop,  Bishop 
&  Lincoln,  and  subsequently  attended  the  Harvard  Law  School 
for  two  years,  receiving  the  degree  of  LL.  B.  in  1874.  On  Septem- 
ber 2,  1874,  he  married  Edith  Prescott  of  Boston,  daughter  of 
"William  G.  Prescott  and  granddaughter  of  WilUam  H.  Prescott, 
the  historian.  After  a  trip  to  Europe  he  returned  to  Boston,  and 
opened  an  office  for  the  general  practice  of  law.  He  served  in  the 
Boston  Common  Council  in  1877,  1878,  and  1879.  In  1880  he 
was  a  delegate  to  the  Republican  National  Convention,  and 
served  in  the  State  Legislature  as  representative  in  1882,  1883, 
and  1884.  In  the  latter  year  James  G.  Blaine  was  nominated 
for  the  presidency,  and  Roger  Wolcott,  although  a  lifelong  Re- 
pubhcan,  took  an  active  part  in  the  Mugwump  movement  which 
resulted  in  the  election  of  Cleveland.  In  1885  he  was  a  delegate 
to  the  RepubUcan  State  Convention.  For  the  next  six  years, 
owing  to  the  increasing  infirmities  of  his  father,  he  did  not  hold 
public  office.  Much  of  his  time  during  this  period  was  taken  up 
in  caring  for  his  father's  property,  but  he  also  served  as  an  officer 
in  many  charitable  and  business  organizations.  He  was  a  mem- 
ber of  the  Board  of  Managers  of  the  Boston  Dispensary,  a 
trustee  of  the  Suffolk  Savings  Bank,  the  Eye  and  Ear  Infirmary, 
the  Massachusetts  General  Hospital,  the  INIcLean  Asylum  for 
the  Insane,  and  the  Boston  Public  Library.  He  was  a  \ace- 
president  of  the  Massachusetts  Hospital  Life  Insurance  Co.,  and 
a  director  in  the  New  England  Trust  Co.,  the  Boston  &  Provi- 
dence Railroad  Co.,  the  Stark  Mills,  and  the  York  Manufacturing 
Co.  He  was  a  vestryman  of  King's  Chapel,  and  for  two  terms 
overseer  of  Harvard.  As  a  member  of  the  Massachusetts  His- 
torical Society  he  wrote  several  biographical  memoirs,  and  a 
sketch  of  William  H.  Prescott  for  the  Massachusetts  Historic- 
Genealogical  Society.  He  contributed  an  article  to  the  Boston 
"Transcript"  on  the  Constitution  of  1787,  and  in  later  years  made 
numerous  scholarly  addresses  on  historical  topics.  He  wrote  the 
article  "  Massachusetts  "  in  the  latest  revision  of  the  Encyclopaedia 
Britannica.  Among  other  clubs  he  belonged  to  the  Somerset, 
Union,  and  St.  Botolph  Clubs,  being  at  one  time  president  of  the 
latter,  and  was  a  member  of  the  Society  of  the  Cincinnati,  the 
Society  of  Colonial  Wars,  and  the  Loyal  Legion, 

In  Januar}s  1891,  the  death  of  his  father  left  Roger  Wolcott 


free  to  reenter  public  life,  and  that  year  he  became  the  first 
president  of  the  RepubUcan  Club  of  Massachusetts.  In  1893  he 
was  elected  lieutenant-governor  of  Massachusetts,  serving  that 
year  under  Governor  William  E.  Russell.  He  was  reelected  in 
1894,  1895,  and  1896.  On  Commencement  Day,  1895,  he  was 
chief  marshal.  In  1896  he  was  spoken  of  for  the  Repubhcan 
nomination  to  the  vice-presidency,  and  had  he  allowed  his  name 
to  be  used,  it  seems  likely  that  he  would  have  made  at  least  a 
good  showing  in  the  convention.  In  the  spring  of  1896  Governor 
Greenhalge  died,  and  Roger  Wolcott  served  out  the  year  as  act- 
ing governor.  That  autumn  he  was  nominated  for  governor 
by  acclamation,  and  on  election  day  was  elected  by  the  largest 
majority  ever  given,  receiving  over  two  thirds  of  all  votes  cast. 
He  served  as  governor  in  1897,  1898,  and  1899,  receiving  each 
time  larger  pluralities  than  had  ever  before  been  given  except  his 
own  in  1896,  and  three  times  carrying  Democratic  Boston  by 
large  plurahties.  In  1897  WilUams  College  gave  him  the  honorary 
degree  of  Doctor  of  Laws.  In  1898  came  the  Spanish  War,  antici- 
pated in  Massachusetts  by  the  unanimous  vote  of  the  Legislature, 
on  April  15,  to  place  $500,000  at  the  unrestricted  disposal  of  the 
governor.  He  often  said  that  one  of  the  greatest  pleasures  that 
had  come  to  him  was  this  non-partisan  manifestation  by  the 
Legislature  of  their  patriotism  and  their  confidence  in  him. 

By  the  unwritten  rule  in  Massachusetts,  no  governor  is  ever 
elected  to  more  than  three  terms,  and  it  was  therefore  with  the 
consciousness  of  work  well  done,  and  with  the  eagerness  of  a  boy 
to  get  his  vacation,  that  Roger  Wolcott  returned  to  private  hfe 
when  his  successor  was  inaugurated  governor  in  Januar}',  1900. 
In  May  he  sailed  for  Europe  with  his  family  for  his  first  long 
vacation  since  his  wedding  trip.  But  he  was  not  forgotten  as  a 
man  of  distinguished  political  ability.  In  the  spring  President 
McKinley  offered  him  a  place  on  the  PhiHppine  Commission,  and 
in  the  summer  the  ambassadorship  to  Italy,  both  of  which  posi- 
tions he  felt  compelled  to  decline  because  he  felt  that  his  duty  to 
his  children  necessitated  his  remaining  in  the  United  States. 
He  did  accept,  however,  the  appointment  as  one  of  the  four 
speakers,  selected  from  all  over  the  country,  at  the  Centennial 
Celebration  of  the  City  of  Washington,  to  be  held  on  Decem- 
ber 9,  1900.  On  November  4  he  returned  to  Boston,  to  vote  two 
days  later  in  the  national  election,  in  which  he  was  elected  a 

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Republican  elector  at  large  from  Massachusetts.  Ten  days  after- 
ward he  fell  sick  of  typhoid  fever,  of  which  he  died  on  December 
21,  1900,  in  his  fifty-fourth  year.  By  his  will,  among  other  pubHc 
bequests,  he  left  $20,000  to  Harvard.  A  few  weeks  later  a  com- 
mittee of  citizens  offered,  in  deference  to  popular  demand,  to  take 
subscriptions  for  a  public  memorial  to  him,  and  in  ninety  days 
$40,000  was  subscribed,  in  over  fifteen  thousand  subscriptions 
from  every  State  in  the  country,  and  from  people  in  every  walk 
of  life.  The  sculptor  selected  for  the  monument  was  Daniel 
Chester  French,  and  it  will  shortly  be  completed,  and  placed  in 
the  State  House  grounds  in  Boston. 

Roger  Wolcott  is  survived  by  his  wife  and  by  five  of  their  six 
children.  Huntington  Frothingham  Wolcott  was  bom  Novem- 
ber 29,  1875,  and  died  February  19, 1877.  Roger  Wolcott,  bom 
July  25,  1877,  A.  B.  1899,  LL.  B.  1902,  is  in  the  Legal  Depart- 
ment of  the  Boston  Elevated  Railway  Company.  He  married 
Claire  Morton  Prince  on  June  7,  1904,  and  has  a  son,  Roger 
Wolcott,  Jr.,  bom  February  28,  1905.  William  Prescott  Wolcott, 
bora  May  1,  1880,  A.  B.  1903,  is  a  clerk  in  the  Old  Colony  Trust 
Co.  Samuel  Huntington  Wolcott,  born  November  9,  1881,  A.  B. 
1903,  has  been  a  clerk  in  the  Boston  office  of  Brown  Bros., 
bankers,  under  Louis  Curtis,  '70.  In  May,  1905,  he  went  to  their 
New  York  office  as  a  bond-salesman.  Cornelia  Frothingham 
Wolcott  was  bom  Febmary  3,  1885,  and  OUver  Wolcott,  April  7, 

CHARLES  FULLER  WOODARD,  son  of  Abram  and  Jane 
(Fuller)  Woodard,  was  born  in  Bangor,  Me.,  April  19,  1848. 
He  prepared  for  college  at  Phillips  Exeter  Academy.  Studied 
law  until  October,  1872.  receiving  the  degree  of  LL.  B.  from  the 
Harvard  Law  School  in  June,  1872;  in  October  was  admitted  to 
the  bar  of  Maine,  practising  in  Bangor,  where  he  resides.  Octo- 
ber 8, 1872,  was  married  to  Carrie  Vamey,  of  Bangor;  on  May  19, 
1874,  Charles  Woodard  was  bom,  and  died  May  7,  1876;  John 
V.  Woodard  was  born  July  28,  1885. 

FRANCIS  JESSE  WORCESTER,  sou  of  Taylor  Gilman  and 
Lucy  S.  (Bell)  Worcester,  was  bom  in  HoUis,  N.  H.,  November  1, 
1848.  Prepared  for  college  at  the  Academy  in  New  Ipswich, 
N.  H.    Was  engaged  in  teaching  at  various  places  until  1875; 


in  May,  1875,  graduated  at  Columbia  College  Law  School,  and 
was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  the  city  of  New  York,  where  he  prac- 
tised law  until  1898,  when  he  was  elected  a  justice  of  the  Munici- 
pal Court  of  the  City  of  New  York.  He  married  Emma  A.  Hoe 
of  New  York  city  December  7,  1880,  and  has  one  child,  Lucy 
Hoe  Worcester,  born  January  23,  1883.  Address,  462  West 
44th  Street,  New  York. 

JAMES  BOSLEY  NOEL  WYATT,  son  of  William  Edward  and 
Margaret  (Noel)  Wyatt.  was  bom  in  Baltimore,  Md.,  May  3, 
1848.  He  prepared  for  college  at  private  schools  and  with  a  tutor. 
Studied  architecture  in  Boston  and  Paris,  and  is  now  practising 
his  profession  in  Baltimore,  Md.;  was  a  member  of  the  firm  of 
W^yatt  &  Sperry.    For  the  last  six  years  a  member  of  the  firm  of 
Wyatt  &  Noltiug.  Was  president  of  the  Harvard  Club  of  Marjland 
and  of  the  Architectural  Club  of  Baltimore;  was  instrumental  in 
establishing  a  course  of  lectures  at  the  Johns  Hopkins  University, 
to  be  delivered  next  season  by  distinguished  men  in  the  profession, 
and  open  to  the  public.    Is  secretary  of  the  Baltimore  City  Art 
Commission,  one  of  the  directors  of  the  Municipal  Art  Society, 
and  has  been  a  member  of  the  Maryland  State  Board  of  Health. 
The  new  court  house,  designed  by  Wyatt  &  Noltiug,  is  completed, 
and  has  just  been  opened  to  the  public.    It  is  undoubtedly  the 
largest,  most  expensive,  and  most  architectural  public  building 
in  the  State  of  Maryland,  has  received  a  good  deal  of  high  com- 
mendation, more  than  local,  and  is  considered  by  some  as  one  of 
the  finest  municipal  buildings  of  the  country.     Has  contributed 
one  or  two  articles  in  some  of  the  leading  architectural  magazines. 
Is  one  of  the  Ad%asory  Board  of  three  (with  Frederick  Law  Olm- 
stead  and  W^alter  Cook,  all  Harvard  men)  for  the  development 
of  "Homewood,"  the  new  site  for  the  Johns  Hopkins  University 
in  Baltimore,  —  a  permanent  board  to  act  as  council  with  the 
trustees.    Has  recently  delivered  an  illustrated  lecture  before  the 
University  Club   of  Baltimore,   "Architectural  Style:  its  Real 
Significance."  Address,  Club  Road,  Roland  Park,  Baltimore, 

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GEORGE  ASHTON  BADGER,  son  of  Samuel  Augustus  and 
Caroline  Harriet  (Goodrich)  Badger,  Boston,  Mass.,  was  bom  in 
Portsmouth,  N.  H.,  October  4, 1848.  He  was  prepared  for  college 
by  G.  A.  Wentworth.  He  left  College  in  March,  1868.  Is  in  busi- 
ness in  Boston.    Address,  605  Chamber  of  Commerce. 

^JOSEPH  BARRETT,  son  of  Richard  and  L.  Jane  (TVheeler) 
Barrett,  was  bom  in  Concord,  Mass.,  September  10,  1850.  He 
was  fitted  for  college  at  the  Concord  High  School,  entering  with 
the  Class  in  1866.  He  died  August  25,  1867,  just  after  the  close 
of  the  Freshman  year,  of  organic  disease  of  the  brain,  after  a 
Ungering  illness  of  eleven  weeks,  aged  sixteen  years  and  eleven 

*GEORGE  GILMAN  CHAPIN,  son  of  George  A.  and  Sarah 
Homans  (Da\'is)  Chapin,  was  bom  in  Roxbury,  Mass.,  Septem- 
ber 1,  1849.  He  was  fitted  for  college  at  Chauncy  Hall  School, 
Boston,  and  entered  with  the  Class  in  1866;  he  voluntarily  with- 
drew from  college  in  December  of  the  same  year,  and  went  into 
business  in  Boston;  in  June,  1869,  he  removed  to  St.  Paul,  where 
he  died  of  t}'phoid  pneumonia,  April  4,  1873,  aged  twenty-three 
years  and  seven  months. 

ELLWOOD  HARVEY  DARLINGTON,  son  of  Thomas  Brinton 
and  EvaHna  (Harvey)  Darhngton,  "Westchester,  Pa.,  was  bom 
in  East  Bradford,  Pa.,  August  15,  1844.  He  was  prepared  for  col- 
lege at  Phillips  Exeter  Academy,  and  was  admitted  to  the  Sopho- 
more class  September  13,  1867.  He  left  college  at  the  end  of  the 
first  term,  January,  1868. 

*ELBRIDGE  MINER  EATON,  son  of  Elbridge  Gerry  and 
Nancy  (Gage)  Eaton,  was  bom  in  Haverhill,  Mass.,  Decem- 
ber 30,  1845.  He  was  prepared  for  college  by  G.  L.  Soule,  and 
was  admitted  to  the  Freshman  class  July  17,  1866.  He  left 
college  in  October,  1868.  He  married  Clara  Gage,  the  daughter 
of  Edmund  Gage  of  Haverhill;  after  studpng  in  Europe  he  re- 
moved to  Chattanooga,  Tenn.,  and  practised  medicine  there  until 


his  death  in  1895;  he  had  one  child,  Edmund  Gage  Eaton,  now 
thirty-three  years  of  age,  who  is  an  insurance  agent  in  Chatta- 
nooga, where  his  widow  still  Uves. 

WILLIS  FARRINGTON,  son  of  DeWitt  CHnton  and  Martha 
Jane  (Andros)  Farrington,  was  born  in  Bradford,  Vt.,  August  22, 
1848.  Prepared  for  college  at  the  Vermont  Episcopal  Institute, 
Burlington,  Vt.  He  left  college  at  the  end  of  the  first  term  of  the 
Junior  year  on  account  of  illness.  After  leaving  college  learned 
manufacturing  at  the  United  States  Bunting  Company,  Lowell, 
Mass.,  and  after  a  few  years  became  superintendent  of  the  same 
company.  Member  of  Lowell  City  Council  in  1876.  April  22, 
1874,  married  Anna  Sweetser  of  Lowell,  Mass.  The  following 
named  children  were  born:  EUzabeth,  March  19,  1876;  Derby, 
October  9,  1878;  Theodore  S.,  July  30,  1884;  PauUne,  July  4, 
1888.  May  27,  1903,  Derby  married  Lillian  W.  Bixby  of  Saratoga 
Springs,  N.  Y.  October  15,  1904,  EUzabeth  married  Isaac 
Barter,  Jr.,  of  Mansfield,  O.  Address,  234  Nesmith  Street, 
Lowell,  Mass. 

*BENJAMIN  HODGES,  third  son  of  John  and  Mary  Osgood 
(Deland)  Hodges,  was  bom  in  Salem,  Mass.,  April  12,  1847. 
Married  December  16,  1886,  near  Stateburgh,  S.  C,  Maria  Rees 
Reynolds,  daughter  of  Dr.  Mark  and  JuUa  Vaughn  (Rees) 
Reynolds,  bom  near  Stateburgh.  He  had  three  children:  Ben- 
jamin Deland  Hodges,  bom  September  28, 1887,  near  Stateburgh, 
S.  C;  Mark  Reynolds  Hodges,  bom  September  30,  1891,  Tops- 
field,  Mass.;  Mary  Osgood  Hodges,  bora  November  27,  1892, 
died  February  20,  1893,  Topsfield,  Mass.  Benjamin  Hodges  was 
admitted  to  the  Freshman  class  at  Harvard  September,  1866. 
He  left  college  in  November,  1866.  Being  fond  of  farming,  he 
went  South  to  engage  in  cotton -planting  in  the  fall  of  1868,  and 
bought  an  estate  in  South  CaroHna.  There  he  was  a  successful 
planter  until  prostrated  by  a  very  severe  attack  of  diphtheria  to 
such  an  extent  that  in  February,  1888,  he  returned  to  his  old 
home  in  Salem,  Mass.  On  recovering  he  bought  a  farm  in  Tops- 
field,  Mass.,  in  the  summer  of  1891,  but  his  health  was  never  the 
same  after  the  severe  attack  of  diphtheria.  In  April,  1893,  he  suf- 
fered a  paraljlic  shock,  from  the  effects  of  which  he  died,  Jan- 
uary, 12,  1897.  His  wife  and  family  still  reside  in  Topsfield,  Mass. 

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FRANCIS  MASON  LEARNED,  son  of  Abijah  and  Harriet  Lo- 
venia  (Skinner)  Learned,  was  bom  in  Boston,  Mass.,  June  8, 
1845.  He  was  prepared  for  college  by  Albert  T.  Sinclair,  and 
was  admitted  Freshman  to  the  Class  of  1869,  September  17, 
1865.  He  afterward  joined  the  Class  of  1870.  He  left  college 
in  October,  1867. 

JAMES  McMANUS,  son  of  Bernard  and  Margaret  (Murphy) 
McManus,  was  bom  in  Tempo,  Ireland,  August  20,  1847.  He 
was  prepared  for  college  by  Homer  Rogers,  and  was  admitted 
to  the  Freshman  Class  September  14,  1866.  He  left  college  in 
January,  1867  (or  at  end  of  first  term).  He  afterwards  joined  the 
Class  of  1871,  with  which  he  was  graduated. 

GARDINER  FELCH  McCANDLESS,  son  of  David  and  Eliza- 
beth Griswold  (Felch)  McCandless,  of  Pittsburg,  Pa.,  was  bom 
in  Pittsburg,  Pa.,  February  23, 1847.  He  was  prepared  for  college 
at  Phillips  Exeter  Academy.  He  left  college  in  January,  1868. 
At  present  living  in  Germany  at  7  Werder  Strasse,  Baden-Baden. 

JOHN  ROBERT  McLEAN,  son  of  Washington  and  Mary 
Louis  (Darneal)  McLean,  was  bom  in  Cincinnati,  O.,  Septem- 
ber 29,  1849.  He  was  prepared  for  college  by  D.  G.  Haskins. 
He  left  college  November,  1866.  His  profession  is  that  of  a 
journalist  in  Cincinnati,  O.  He  was  married  to  Emily  Beal, 
daughter  of  General  Beal,  and  has  one  son,  Edward  B.  McLean. 
Address,  Washington,  D.  C. 

♦JOSEPH  PARKER  MASON,  son  of  Joseph  and  Sarah  Rebecca 
(Parker)  Mason,  was  bom  September  15, 1848,  at  Worcester,  Mass. 
He  was  educated  in  private  schools  in  Worcester,  and  was  ad- 
mitted to  Harvard  in  the  Class  of  '70,  but  remained  only  until  the 
Thanksgiving  recess  of  1866,  He  then  went  to  New  York,  where 
for  several  years  he  was  engaged  in  the  hardware  business  with 
Sargent  &  Co.  Returning  to  Worcester,  he  entered  into  part- 
nership with  Lincoln  of  '70,  on  January  1,  1872,  in  wholesale 
iron  and  steel  business.  This  partnership  was  dissolved  March  18, 
1875,  and  he  continued  the  business  alone  for  several  years,  when 
he  sold  out  and  became  a  manufacturer  of  malleable  iron  cast- 
ings.   This  venture  was  unsuccessful,  and  he  then  engaged  him- 


self  in  the  retail  hardware  business  in  Worcester;  but  being  again 
unfortunate,  he  removed  to  Plainfield,  N.  J.,  and  became  selling 
agent  for  Morris,  Wheeler  &  Co.  of  Philadelphia,  with  an  office 
in  New  York,  and  remained  in  this  business  until  his  death.  He 
was  an  active  member  of  the  Worcester  Light  Infantry,  and  was 
for  several  years  its  captain.  He  died  suddenly  of  heart  failure 
March  2,  1899,  at  New  York,  while  at  his  desk  in  his  office.  He 
married  November  13,  1877,  at  New  York,  Annie  Augusta, 
daughter  of  John  Howard  and  Sarah  Jane  (W^alton)  Wright,  by 
whom  he  had  one  child,  Parker  W^right,  bom  June  7,  1881,  died 
November  4,  1900. 

HARRY  FRANK  NEWHALL,  son  of  Harrison  and  Caroline 
(Goodrich)  Newhall,  was  born  in  Chicago  January  21,  1849. 
Fitted  for  college  at  Waltham  New  Church  School,  and  with 
E.  A.  Gibbens  in  New  York  city.  Left  college  at  end  of  Fresh- 
man year.  Entered  on  business  career  in  Chicago  in  1868,  and 
after  some  changes  went  in  January,  1871,  to  Philadelphia  to  enter 
into  the  employ  of  the  banking  firm  of  Jay  Cooke  &  Co.  On  the 
failure  of  this  firm  in  1873,  he  engaged  in  the  stock  brokerage 
business  in  Philadelphia  on  his  own  account.  In  1874  married 
EHzabeth  Barrett,  daughter  of  the  Rev.  B.  F.  Barrett  of  Phila- 
delphia, a  well-known  Swedenborgian  minister.  In  1895  went 
West  and  became  secretary  of  the  Home  Savings  and  Loan  As- 
sociation of  ISiinneapolis,  from  which  company  he  resigned  in 
1901,  when  he  organized  the  Finance  Company  of  Minnesota, 
of  which  he  became  president,  and  which  office  he  still  holds. 
Is  now  also  secretary  of  the  Minneapolis  Real  Estate  Board. 
Is  the  father  of  one  daughter  and  five  sons,  of  which  all  are 
living  except  the  daughter.  Address,  The  Finance  Company 
of  Minnesota,  550  Temple  Court,  Minneapolis,  Minn. 

*WILLIAM  FISHER  PACKER,  son  of  Hezekiah  By  and  Cath- 
arine Josephine  (Schnabel)  Packer,  was  bom  in  Williamsport, 
Pa,,  May  15,  1848.  He  left  college  without  completing  the 
course,  and  died  of  consumption,  in  Philadelphia,  early  in  1872. 

♦CHRISTOPHER  A.  THOMPSON,  son  of  Christopher  Champlin 
and  Harriet  A.  (Thompson)  Thompson,  was  born  at  Norwich 
City,  Conn.,  January  9,  1848.    He  was  fitted  for  college  at  the 

128  CLASS   OF    1870 

Norwich  Free  Academy,  entering  the  Class  in  1866  from  the 
Class  of  1869;  he  was  drowned,  while  bathing  in  the  Yantic 
River,  at  Norwich,  August  19, 1867,  just  six  days  before  the  death 
of  his  chum  Barrett,  aged  nineteen  years  and  seven  months. 

EDWARD  DAVIS  WASHBURN,  son  of  Joseph  and  Martha 
Ann  (Ingersoll)  Washburn  was  bom  in  Savannah,  Ga.,  Jan- 
uary 13,  1848.  (John  R.  Wilder,  Savannah,  Ga.,  was  his  guard- 
ian). He  was  prepared  for  college  by  Prentiss  Cummings,  and 
was  admitted  to  the  Sophomore  class  of  the  Class  of  '69,  July  17, 
1866.  On  September  11,  1868,  he  was  admitted  to  the  Junior 
class  of  the  Class  of  1870.  He  left  college  in  April,  1869,  on  ac- 
count of  sickness. 

JUDSON  BOARDMAN  WILDS,  son  of  Zenas  Packard  and 
Margaret  Smith  (Tuck)  Wilds,  was  born  in  Marblehead,  Mass., 
March  28,  1847.  He  was  prepared  for  college  by  George  L. 
Westgate,  and  was  admitted  to  the  Freshman  class  September  14, 
1866.  Received  leave  of  absence  in  December,  1866,  on  account 
of  ill  health,  and  on  his  return  in  September,  1868,  entered  the 
Class  of  1871  in  the  Sophomore  year. 



Adams,  B.  —  Evelyn  Davis Sept.  7 

*Adams,  G.  H.  —  E.  Augusta  Holmes April  26 

Adams,  W.  —  Constance  Winchester  May  25 

Alexander  —  Elizabeth  F.  D.  Stebbins Jan.    3 


BucKMiNSTER  —  Christine  Isabelia  Chase Sept.  14 

BuNTON  —  Ellena  S.  Brown Dec.  18 

BuRNHAM  —  Catherine  Davenport  Brat Sept.  30 

Cha^iberlin  —  Elizabeth  Ferguson  Paine June  12 

Chapin  —  Caroline  Minna  Cole June  18 

Chapman  —  Mary  Bridge Oct.  21 

Clapp  —  Florence  S.  Greeley July    9 

CoES  —  Alice  Miller Feb.  22 

Cole  —  *Lucy  May  Smith   Sept.  26 

Josephine  McIlvaine  Hewson June  11 

Curtis,  Louis  —  Fan^ny  Leland  Richardson Oct, 

*Cushing  —  Mary  Rebecca  Johnson Feb.  14 

Cutler  —  Elizabeth  Jones  Wilson Aug.    2 

Deane  —  Margaret  C.  Cooudge Dec  31 

*Dexter  —  Marie  Lovell Aug.  10 

Dixon  —  IVIargaretta  Sergeant Nov.  27 

DiXWELL GURNEY   Oct.     6 

Drew  —  Hattie  W.  Clark  Aug.    3 

Dudley  —  *Mary  Shaw  Bird May  21 

*Mary  Thurber  Brooks Nov.  15 

MjUtiE  Gordon  Mulock March    4 

Dwight  —  Helen  Louise  Woodruff Dec.  18 

Emott  —  Leila  C.  Tucker^ian May  22 

Fernald  —  Grace  Fuller Nov.  25 

Fisher  —  Betsey  Riddle April  20 

FiTZ  —  Susie  J.  Chase Feb.  13 

Francis  —  Minnie  Field  Worsley June  20 

Frothingham  —  Lucy  Jaudon  Harris May  22 

Fuller  —  Ella  J.  Sherman Nov.    2 

*Galloway  —  Henrietta  Osteritter Jan.    5 

Gannett  —  Edith  Frances  Bates Dec  18 


Greener  —  Genevie\'e  Ida  Fleet Sept.  24 

Groesbeck  —  Elizabeth  Perry Nov.    5 



*Healt  —  Alice  Hale  Bird Sept.  26 

Hill  —  Caroline  Ella  IVIanning Dec.  24 

HoLME3  —  *Elizabeth  J.  Allen    Nov.    6 

Lillian  Stokes May  20 

Holway  —  Ma.ria  M.  Rich Nov.  28 

*HoRTON  —  Marian  Glyde  Bigelow Nov.  25 

Hltsttress  —  Elizabeth  Eaglesham Sept.  13 

Jordan  —  Helen  L.  Stevens June  18 

Jeannette  Aaianda  Stiles Jan.    6 

Kettell  —  Fanny  Russell  Hawes June    1 

Ladd  —  Ella  Cora  Brooks Nov.  16 

Lawrence  —  *Emily  Fairfax  Silsbee June    1 

Gertrude  M.  Rice June  12 

Lincoln  —  Fanny  Chandler June  24 

Littlefield  —  Georgiana  Stevens June  29 

*Low  —  IVLuiY  L.  Ide June    6 

LuNT  —  Caroline  K.  Isaacs Sept.    3 

*McCall  —  Phebe  Warren  Lstgersoll Oct.    1 

McMiCHAEL  —  *An'Na  ISL^llet  Pre\-ost June    7 

]VL\NN  —  Louisa  C.  F.  van  de  Sande July  12 

*Mitchell  —  *^L^ry  E.  Holmes  June  17 

^LvY  Suter Jan.    5 

Monroe  —  Ella  Chartis  Hadley March  18 

MoRisoN  —  Priscilla  Ridgely  White   Oct.  31 

NoRCROss  —  Susannah  Ruggles  Plympton Jan.  20 

NouRSE  —  Edith  Francis  Riversmith Sept.  12 

Park]man  —  Mary  Frances  Parker Aug.  21 

Parsons  —  *^Lvry  ^L\.son  Oliver Aug.  15 

Pearson  —  *Jessie  Patton Oct.  14 

Helen  Hester  Hume Nov.  15 

Pendleton  —  *Sarah  ]\L4.rie June  24 

Elizabeth  La  Montagne Dec. 

*Perkins  —  IVLvRY  Longworth  Stettinius May  10 

Perrin  —  L.  Nellie  Denton April  12 

Rawson  —  Clara  Hobart June    5 

Robinson,  F.  W.  —  Ada  Byron  O'Neal Aug.  19 

Rod:man  —  Harriet  D.  Risley  Oct.  31 

RoTCH  —  Helen  Rotch   June  4 

Sanger  —  Victoria  Anne  Garrette Oct,  1 

Sargent,  J.  —  Nellie  Louise  McClure Dec.  5 

*Sargent,  L.  M.  —  ]\Luhan  Appleton  Coolidge Nov.  16 

Scudder  —  *Caroline  Townsend' April  11 

Jeanette  Sutmner  IVLuikhaai June  25, 

Seavey  —  Annie  E.  Patterson Sept.  3 

Sheldon  —  ]\Lvy  L.  Firth June  5 


Shepard  —  *S.^JRAH  Elizabeth  Austin Dec.  15,  1875 

Mary  Adeline  Faught Nov.  22,  1897 

*Sherm.\n  —  Sarah  A.  Wixsor Sept.  20,  1881 

Smith,  S.  S.  —  *Katharine  V.  Toffey June  3,  1873 

Edith  Cornell   July  1,  1886 

Smith,  W.  B.  —  Helen  Elizabeth  Morey June  20,  1874 

SoLEY  —  Mary  Woolsey  Howl.\nd Dec.  1,  1875 

SouLE  —  Ida  Helen  Whittemore April  13,  1882 

SpACiaiAN  —  Majigaret  Lr'ingston  S-mFT Nov.  18,  1875 

*Spalding,  C.  p.  —  Caroline  G.  Livingston Sept.  24,  1883 

Spaulding,  H.  K.  —  Eltnice  Ad  aline  Ladd Dec.  27,  1883 

Swan  —  Caroline  Metcalf  Nazro Nov.  6, 1884 

Taft  —  Mary  Eliot  Holbrook Oct.  23,  1873 

*Thayer  —  Alice  Robeson Nov.  2,  1870 

Ticknor  —  Florence  Elizabeth  Harris Jan.  10,  1894 

TucKERMAN  —  Clara  L.  Fargis  Dec.  10,  1879 

Vaughan  —  Ellen  Twisleton  Parkman  Oct.  16,  1882 

ViAux  —  Florence  Ballou  Fakrar  June  18,  1873 

Wadsworth  —  Elizabeth  Green  Perkins Sept.  4,  1901 

"W^AiT  —  Anna  J.  Dolloff Aug.  12,  1873 

*Walcott  —  *Florence  Keyes   Sept.  22,  1875 

Jessie  McDermott July  21 ,  1891 

Wells  —  Emma  C.  Morse May  22,  1872 

Wharton  —  *Fanny  Pickman Oct.  31,  1877 

Susan  C.  Lay Feb.  10,  1891 

White  —  Georgie  A.  Re.\d  Feb.  28,  1871 

WiLBY  —  Harriet  Elizabeth  Mitchell June  3,  1879 

Willis  —  Mary  Baker  Haydock Oct.  24,  1874 

*Wolcott  —  Edith  Prescott Sept.  2,  1874 

Woodard  —  Carrie  Varney Oct.  8,  1872 

Worcester  —  Emma  A.  Hoe Dec.  7,  1880 


*Eaton  —  Clara  Gage 

Farrington  —  Anna  Sweetser  April  22,  1874 

*Hodges  —  ^LvRiA  Rees  Reynolds Dec.  16,  1886 

McLean  —  Emily  Beal 

*Mason  —  Annie  Augusta  Howard  Nov.  13, 1877 

Newhall  —  Elizabeth  Barrett 1874 


♦ADAMS.  G.  H. 

Huntington   Nov.  3,  1879 

Lawrence  Holmes Dec.  21, 1881 

Constance   Sept.  6,  1888 


Annie  Elizabeth  Sept.  3,  1877 

William  Henry Feb.  19,  1879 

Julia  Standish Nov.  2,  1881 

Pauline  Gladys  Dec.  12,  1890 


William  Read Jan.  17,  1872 

Harold  Chase June  23,  1874 

*Morey  WiUard Dec.  5,  1880 

*Roy June  8,  1886 


George  Herbert Sept.  26,  1878 

*Sumner  Augustus  Feb.  9,  1884 

Florence  Elena Feb.  14,  1885 

Lillian  Gertrude Sept.  10,  1889 


Roger  Noble Aug.  10,  1876 

Margaret  Ward Jan.  21,  1881 

Helena Nov.  22,  1884 

Arthur  Stanton March  24,  1888 


Henry  Harmon,  Jr Aug.  6,  1873 


Laurence  Dudley Nov.  19,  1880 

Leslie Oct.  10,  1881 

Eleanor Oct.  3,  1885 


Florence 1884 

GUbert 1886 


PhHip  Greeley Aug.  4,  1888 

BIRTHS  135 


Harold  Vinton June  21,  1883 

Elizabeth  Alden May  3,  1886 


Lucy  May Dec.  31,  1881 


Louis,  Jr Aug.  6,  1891 

Laurence,  2d Sept.  3,  1893 


Thomas  Johnson May  2,  1872 

Charles  Baldwin Dec.  31,  1873 

William  Fabens Jan.  6,  1876 

Robert  Lee Sept.  17,  1877 

Richard  Watson Nov.  9,  1884 

Sally  Fabens Nov.  25,  1886 


Frederick  Holland 


Bertha  Vincent July  10,  1876 


Edward  Lawrence April  1,  1879 

May  Irene June  11, 1884 


Helen  Hastings March  28,  1875 

♦Bernard  Woodruff March  30,  1881 

Edith  Marion Aug.  13,  1883 

John  Francis Oct.  20,  1885 


James  1874 


Ethel Sept.  12,  1877 

*Paul  FuUer Feb.  9,  1893 

Margaret May  5,  1896 


Anna March  12,  1877 

♦Francis Oct.  29,  1881 


Ellen  May April  19,  1879 

Daniel  Chace Dec.  13,  1884 

136  CLASS   OF    1870 


Theodore,  Jr April  19,  1889 

Thomas  Harris April  5,  1891 

Huntington  Wolcott Sept.  19,  1893 

WiUiam  Bainbridge Oct.  30,  1898 


Mabel  Warren Aug.  5,  1872 

Clara  Margaret May  8,  1877 

Lucy April  2,  1879 

Edwin  Shennan May  27,  1885 

Richard  Frederick March  22,  1887 

Willard  Perrin May  27,  1888 


Robert  Slocum Jan.  17,  1893 

Henry  James Aug.  16,  1895 


Thomas  Brattle,  Jr Feb.  28,  1876 

Edith   June  5,  1877 

Chariotte  Sanger Aug.  20,  1878 

Robert  Tileston May  12,  1893 


*Horace  Kempton Sept.  11,  1875 

Man'  Louise Jan.  27,  1877 

Russell  Lowell Feb.  2,  1878 

BeUe  Marion Nov.  26,  1879 

Ethel  AUce Dec.  20,  1880 

Theodora  Genevieve Dec.  22,  1886 

*Charies  Woodman Aug.  10,  1887 


Elizabeth  G July  20,  1873 

William  G Sept.  1,  1874 

*Herman  V June  23,  1876 

*PeiTy  Gray March  23,  1879 

Herman  G.' Aug.  5,  1884 


Swinburne 1884 

Virginia  Swinburne 1887 

Margaret 1891 

Gardner 1894 


Helen  Richards May  26, 1878 

BIRTHS  137 


Edwin  Manning Dec.  22,  1894 


Artemas Oct.  16 

Lillian  Stokes May  1 

Hilda March  11 


Louis  Irving  Sept.  13 

Arthur  Huntington May  3 

Gilbert  Raymond June  23 

Susan  Florence Jan.  5 

*Clarence  Warren Oct.  1 

Earnest  Fletcher Dec.  21 


Edward  Miller  Sept.  7 

Kenneth April  28 


♦Elizabeth  Stearns May  23 

Juliette   Jan.  17 

Leonard,  Jr Oct.  23 


Helen  Stevens    March  16 

James  C,  Jr Sept.  26 

Marion May  21 


Margaret  Willard   July  14 

Russell  Hawes Nov.  26 


*Paul  Dean Feb.  16 

Alice    Feb.  5 

Amelia    Aug.  5 

John  Wood  Brooks March  27 


Amos  Amory Dec.  1 

John  Silsbee   Sept.  6 

Edith Nov.  10 


Merrick March  25 

Josephine  Rose Feb.  28 

Daniel  Waldo Sept.  2 











138  CLASS  OF   1870 

George  Chandler Aug.  6,  1884 

Dorothy March  4,  1890 


Anna  Sherman Sept.  19,  1876 

Arthur  Stevens Sept.  19,  1880 


Ethelbert  Ide April  25,  1880 


Horace  F June  3,  1875 

Nina  M June  7,  1877 

Regina Oct.  1,  1879 

Carolyn Feb.  8,  1884 

Lawrence  K June  12,  1886 


Caroline  Sutherland Feb.  18,  1879 

Charles  Prevost May  22,  1887 


Daniel  Holmes 


N.  H.  Jr Sept.  24,  1872 

Charles  Ridgely  White Jan.  24,  1874 

Sidney  Brown   1876 

Rebecca  Angelica 1878 

Ernest 1881 

Henry  White  1883 

William  George 1886 

Allison Aug.         1889 

Robert  Brown May         1891 


Benjamin  Franklin,  2d June  17,  1879 

Edith  Frances   March  19,  1881 


Mary  Elizabeth July  24,  1891 

Edith  Wolcott Oct.  28,  1892 

Henry April  26,  1894 

Penelope  Frances April  12,  1896 

Francis Feb.  26,  1898 

BIRTHS  139 


Susan  Lawrence July  28,  1895 


♦Johnson  Patton May  13,  1877 

Helen March  13,  1879 

Alice  Hume Sept.  1,  1893 


Aug.  9,  1895 


Hobart March  28,  1880 

*Ethel June  27,  1883 

Edward,  Jr Nov.  2,  1877 

*Henry  Lee Feb.  24,  1890 

Dorothy March  9,  1893 

Marion Aug.  17,  1899 


Ada  Rachel  Aug.  23,  1875 

*Frank  Walcott,  Jr July  8,  1878 

Helen  Marion   Feb.  1,  1881 

Harold  Lloyd  AprU  23,  1884 

*Alice  Walcott May  20,  1886 


Alfred,  Jr April  18,  1874 


♦Thomas  M.,  Jr May  21,  1878 


Joseph,  3d Jan.  13,  1874 

Nellie  Cushman Feb  12,  1876 

George  McClure  Jan.  15,  1880 

Emily  Whitney July  15,  1882 

*SARGENT,  L.  M. 

Hetty  Appleton Oct.  28,  1877 


Theodore  Townsend July  3,  1889 


♦Alice  Mabel  July  16,  1875 

Annie  Ethel Feb.  21,  1878 

William  Cullen Oct.  14,  1879 

Carrie  May Feb.  25,  1881 


140  CLASS   OF   1870 

Oscar  F.,  Jr Sept.  23,  1883 

*Harold  Granville Oct.  7,  1885 

*Marjorie  Ruth Dec.  6,  1886 

Marguerite  Lydia Feb.  2,  1890 

Ralph  Graydon Dec.  19,  1892 

Helen  Lucile Oct.  25,  1894 


*Louisa July  10,  1881 

Russell  Firth July  17,  1885 


Austin  Russell Feb.  19,  1885 

Dorothy Sept.  14,  1898 

Winthrop  Russell Jan.  31,  1901 


Hope March  1,  1883 

SMITH.  S.  S. 

*Emily  Atkinson May  24,  1876 

Julia  Pratt Feb.  15,  1880 

*Philip  Sidney July  5,  1888 

SMITH,  W.  B. 

*Margaret  White Jan.  19,  1876 

Lucy  Augusta  Aug.  19,  1877 

Walter  Winthrop July  7,  1885 


Una  Felice March  9,  1877 

*Robert  Shaw  Rowland Dec.  7,  1880 

Mary  Woolsey March  15,  1883 


Winsor 1884 

Augustus  Whittemore 1885 


Emily  Swift Feb.  20,  1878 


William  Livingston May  28,  1884 

Mary Feb.  16,  1886 

Caroline April  16,  1888 

Sidney  Parker Aug.  5,  1889 

Helen May  13,  1891 

Charles  Parker Oct.  22,  1894 

BIRTHS  141 


Lucy  Gushing March  5, 1886 

Gardner Nov.  29,  1887 


Mabel  Appleton July  24,  1874 

Susie  Bennett Sept.  5,  1875 

Stephen  S Sept.  2, 1876 


Stephen  Van  Rensselaer,  Jr July  15,  1871 


Mary  Eliot March  1,  1884 

Samuel April  15,  1887 


Victor June  8,  1874 

*Theodore July  16,  1875 

Florence June  16,  1878 

Frederic Aug.  10,  1882 


Olga  Athene July  5,  1874 

Alice Feb.  27, 1876 

*Zeta Dec.  23,  1888 


*Roger  Sept.  7,  1876 

Philip  Keyes Dec.  11,  1877 

*Margaret July  21,  1892 

John July  4,  1893 


James  Claude Feb.  25,  1873 

Henry  Morse  Dec.  25,  1878 


William  P Aug.  12,  1880 

Philip Aug.  13,  1892 

Constance May  7,  1894 


Eliot Feb.  20,  1872 

Grace  Rogers March  20,  1874 

Ernest  Devereaux Sept.  12,  1879 

Gilbert Sept.  18,  1887 


Mitchell April  13,  1880 

Martha June  22,  1881 

142  CLASS  OF   1870 

Mary Nov.  27,  1882 

Joseph July  8,  1886 


Hannah  Haydock Dec.  31,  1875 

Cornelia  Grinnell Aug.  28,  1877 

Joseph  Grinnell July  24,  1879 


*Huntington  Frothingham  Nov.  29,  1875 

Roger,  Jr July  25,  1877 

W.  Prescott   May  1,  1880 

Samuel  Huntington Nov.  9,  1881 

Cornelia  Frothingham Feb.  3,  1885 

Oliver April  7,  1891 


*Charles May  10,  1874 

John  V July  28,  1885 


Lucy  Hoe Jan.  23,  1883 


Edmund  Gage 1872 


Elizabeth March  19,  1876 

Derby Oct.  9,  1878 

Theodore  S July  30,  1884 

Pauline July  4,  1888 


Benjamin  Deland    Sept.  28,  1887 

Mark  Reynolds Sept  30,  1891 

*Mary  Osgood Nov.  27,  1892 


*Parker  Wright June  7,  1881 




Adams,  George  Huntington April  8,  1900 

Ames,  Angier April  11,  1901 

Andrews,  Henry  Chandler Aug.  20,  1897 

Brown,  Samuel  Emmons Aug.  5,  1877 

Crosby,  William  Sage April  6,  1875 

Cushing,  Louis  Thomas April  7,  1904 

Davis,  Frank  Dupont June,  1879 

Dexter,  S.  Newton Feb.  21,  1899 

Evans,  Andrew  Otis Sept.,  1879 

Galloway,  James  Buchanan March  28,  1904 

GoDON,  Frederic  William Sept.  22,  1876 

Greene,  Samuel  Fay Oct.  16,  1877 

Healey,  Joseph April  18,  1880 

Hinckley,  Thomas  Leslie Nov.  1,  1875 

HoRTON,  Henry  Kenny Dec.  15,  1877 

Huntington,  Arthur  Lord Oct.  19,  1902 

Loring,  Fred  Wadsworth Nov.  5,  1871 

Low,  Ethelbert  IVIiLLS July  29,  1881 

Lowell,  Perceval  Dec.  9,  1887 

McCall,  Harry  W^ilcocks June  18,  1894 

Merrick,  William Jan.  17,  1887 

Mitchell,  Charles  Lucius June  21,  1898 

Perkins,  Ja^ies  Handasyd Dec.  2,  1889 

Sargent,  Lucius  ]\Ll\lius Nov.  14,  1893 

Sherman,  Barker  Baker May  2,  1904 

Spalding,  Charles  Parker  March  25,  1895 

SwAiM,  Roger  Williams    April  1,  1872 

Thayer,  Stephen  Van  Rensselaer Oct.  10,  1871 

Walcott,  Charles  Hosmer April  25,  1901 

Weston,  Melville  Moore    Dec.  25,  1901 

WiNSOR,  Walter  Thaxter Jan.  29,  1905 

WoLcoTT,  Roger Dec.  21,  1900 


Barrett,  Joseph Aug.  25,  1867 

Chapin,  George  Gilman April  4,  1873 

Eaton,  Elbridge  Miner 1885 

Hodges,  Benjamin   Jan.  12,  1897 

Mason,  Joseph  Parker March  2,  1889 

Packer,  W^illiam  Fisher   1872 

Thompson,  Christopher  A Aug.  19,  1867 


Law 32 

Business 29 

Teaching   10 

Engineering 5 

ISIedicine    6 

Stock-Raising  and  Farming  2 

Ministry 2 






Government  Service 


No  occupation    6 



Business 3 

Journalism 1 

(Class  of  1871)  2 

Uncertain 4 



Auburn  —  Seavey. 
Los  Angeles  —  Monroe. 
Simi  —  Hoar. 

Colorado  Springs  —  Lunt. 

District  of  Columbia. 
Washington  —  Mann. 

Chicago  —  Hale. 

Bangor  —  Woodard. 

Baltimore  —  Morison,  Wyatt. 


Beverly  —  Peele. 

Boston  —  B.  Adams,  Buckminster, 
Burnham,  Clapp,  Laurence  Cur- 
tis, Louis  Curtis,  R.  F.  Curtis, 
Dixwell,  Dodge,  Drew,  Dwight, 
Fernald,  Fuller,  Hill,  Jordan, 
Ladd,  Lawrence,  Littlefield, 
Morse,  Norcross,  Parkman,  Par- 
sons, Perrin,  Rich,  O.  G.  Robin- 
son, Rodman,  Rotch,  Sargent, 
Shepard,  Swan,  Vaughan,  Viaux, 
Watson,  WTiarton,  Badger. 

Brookline  —  Soule. 

Cambridge  —  Bunton,  Deane, 
Gannett,  Holway,  Scudder, 
Ticknor,  Wells. 

Framingham  —  W.  Adams. 

Lexington  —  Kettell. 

Lowell  —  Huntress,  Nourse,  Far- 

Lynn  —  Sheldon. 

Salem  —  Fitz. 

Springfield  —  Chapin,  Taft. 
Taunton  —  Francis. 
Worcester  —  Lincoln. 

Minneapolis  —  Newhall. 

St.  Louis  —  Chapman. 

New  Jersey. 
Camden  —  Dudley. 
Morristown  —  Emott. 

New  York. 

Champlain  —  Nye. 

Geneseo  —  Wadsworth. 

Ithaca  —  Wait. 

New  York — Alexander,  Cole,  Cut- 
ler, Holmes,  Parrish,  Pendleton, 
F.  W.  Robinson,  Sanger,  S.  S. 
Smith,  Soley,  Spackman,  Spauld- 
ing,  Tuckerman,  Willis,  Worces- 

North  Carolina. 

Wilmington  —  Kidder. 

Cincinnati  —  Groesbeck,  Hosea, 
Rawson,  Stone,  Wilby. 

Germantown  —  Coes. 
Philadelphia    —    Dixon,    Fisher, 

Frothingham,    McMichael,    W. 

B.  Smith,  White. 
Pittsburg  —  Pearson. 

E.  Siberia. 
Vladivostok  —  Greener. 

Baden-Baden  —  McCaruUess. 




The  Quinquennial  Dinner  took  place  at  the  University  Club, 
Boston,  June  27,  at  7  o'clock.  Present:  Adams  (B.),  Alexander, 
Buckminster,  Bunton,  Burnham,  Chapin,  Cole,  Curtis  (Lau- 
rence), Curtis  (R.  F.),  Cutler,  Deane,  Dixwell,  Dwight,  Fitz, 
Fuller,  Holway,  Jordan,  Kettell,  Ladd,  Lawrence,  Lincoln, 
Littlefield,  McMichael,  Morse,  Nourse,  Nye,  Parkman,  Parrish, 
Parsons,  Rich,  Rotch,  Sargent,  Scudder,  Soley,  Soule,  Swan, 
Taft,  Ticknor,  Vaughan,  Viaux,  Watson,  Wells,  Willis,  and 
Woodard,  forty-four  in  all. 

Parrish  presided  most  happily,  and  the  key  note  of  informality 
and  old-time  good  comradeship  which  he  sounded  at  the  begin- 
ning gave  the  tone  to  the  whole  dinner.  The  after-dinner  speak- 
ing was  in  the  same  vein,  and  after  the  excellent  remarks  of  the 
men  who  were  regularly  called  upon,  an  invitation  from  the 
presiding  officer  for  reminiscent  words  from  others  brought  a 
majority  of  those  present  to  their  feet  in  turn,  and  most  interest- 
ing Uttle  personal  talks  resulted. 

Louis  Curtis  sent  from  the  Ristigouche  a  thirty-four  pound 
salmon  of  his  own  catching  which  was  much  admired  and  proved 
most  delicious.  A  vote  of  thanks  was  passed  for  his  thoughtful- 
ness  in  remembering  the  occasion  so  happily. 

The  following  telegrams  were  received  during  the  dinner:  — 

Lajunta,  Colo.,  June  27. 

On  way  to  teach  in  California.  Greatly  regret  absence.  Best 
greetings  to  Class. 

W.  G.  Hale. 

Colorado  Springs,  Colo.,  June  27. 

Affectionate  greeting  to  you  all.  Age  cannot  wither  the  lo\ang 
ties  or  dim  the  happy  memories  of  dear  old,  yet  ever  young, 

H.  G.  LuNT. 

150  CLASS  OF   1870 

Baden-Baden,  Germany.  June  26. 
If  of  interest  tell  Class  I  am  still  alive  and  happy  and  send 


When  Willis  was  called  upon,  he  read  the  following  charming 
verses : — 


We  meet  to-night  at  fifty-eight 
And  realize  how  time  has  flown. 
And  value  most  our  honest  mate 
Who  loves  us  for  ourselves  alone. 
The  friend  whose  loyalty  you  've  tried, 
Whose  heart  is  ever  straight  and  true, 
You'll  give  up  all  the  world  beside 
And  keep  him  ever  close  to  you. 
There's  Tom  the  steady,  the  true  blue. 
Your  place  is  warm  within  my  heart; 
One  never  turns  in  vain  to  you 
To  do  the  full  and  manly  part  — 
And  Sam,  whose  spirit  never  wanes 
In  any  stress  of  circumstance, 
Whose  sparkling  wit  fresh  vigor  gains 
From  every  change  of  thought  or  chance. 
He  lords  it  over  us  to-night 
And  drives  his  shafts  with  reckless  aim, 
While  we  enjoy  their  harmless  flight 
And  say  Oh!   Sam!   He 's  just  the  same. 
We  're  all  the  same,  the  same  old  boys,  — 
Though  thirty  years  and  five  have  gone, 
We  laugh  and  sing  and  make  a  noise 
As  though  it  was  our  Freshman  mom, 
And  once  again  old  Jones's  bell 
Disturbs  our  dreams  as  in  the  past. 
To  chapel  we  all  rush  pell-mell 
Each  fearing  he  may  be  the  last. 
The  dear  old  yard  is  dressed  anew 
And  unfamiliar  to  our  eyes. 

CLASS  DINNER,    1905  151 

But  we  can  call  the  old  one  back 
As  though  it  was  a  glad  surprise. 
And  many  details  of  our  life 
That  seem  sometimes  so  far  away 
Are  all  before  us  clear  and  bright, 
A  picture  as  of  yesterday  — 
And  so  I  say  't  is  not  too  late 
To  lay  some  claim  to  youth, 
A  httle  gray  perhaps  you  '11  say. 
And  that's  the  honest  truth; 
But  let  us  sing  the  song  of  spring 
And  keep  our  spirits  gay; 
There's  a  merry  side  to  everything, 
Some  sunshine  every  day. 
Do  not  repine  at  loss  of  time 
Or  count  our  vigor  past. 
Youth  is  a  swain  who'll  long  remain 
With  those  who  hold  him  fast. 
If  in  our  hearts  his  sunshine  is. 
His  welcome  at  the  door. 
We  all  will  say  each  meeting-day 
We're  younger  than  before. 

A  vote  of  thanks  was  passed  for  the  work  of  the  Class  Com- 
mittee and  the  Secretary  for  their  labors  in  behalf  of  the  Class, 
and  shortly  before  midnight  the  gathering  broke  up,  with  the 
general  feeling  that  the  dinner  had  been  one  of  the  most  enjoy- 
able and  satisfactory  which  the  Class  had  given. 


The  Class  had  the  use  of  Hollis  8,  where  a  substantial  collation 
was  served,  the  dinner  at  Memorial  Hall  being  omitted  on  account 
of  the  large  number  of  graduates  present,  owing  to  the  visit  of 
President  Roosevelt.  At  12.30  the  meeting  was  called  to  order 
by  Lawrence,  Chairman  of  the  Class  Committee.  Nominations 
were  called  for  to  fill  the  vacancy  on  the  Class  Committee  caused 
by  the  death  of  Winsor.  Swan  was  nominated  and  unanimously 
elected.    Between  forty  and  fifty  members  were  present. 



Adams,  Brooks,  23  Court  Street,  Boston,  Mass. 

Adams,  Walter,  Framingham,  Mass. 

Alexander,  William  P.,  346  Broadway,  New  York. 

BucKMiNSTER,  WiLLiAM  B.,  Rooms  73,  74,  and  75,  70  Ejlby  Street, 

Boston,  Mass. 
BuNTON,  George  W.,  63    Washington    Avenue,    North    Cambridge, 

BuRNHAM,  Arthur,  Room  84,  89  State  Street,  Boston,  Mass. 
Chamberlin,  William  W. 

Chapin,  Frederic  W.,  M.  D.,  Springfield,  Mass. 
Chapman,  Nelson  C,  Chemical  Building,  St.  Louis,  Mo. 
Clapp,  Henry  L.,  70  West  Cottage  Street,  Roxbury,  Mass. 
CoES,  Zorester  B.,  64  Harvey  Street,  Germantown,  Pa. 
Cole,  John  H.,  35  Wall  Street,  New  York. 
Curtis,  Laurence,  197  Marlborough  Street,  Boston,  Mass. 
Curtis,  Louis,  care  Brown  Bros.  &  Co.,  50  State  Street,  Boston,  Mass. 
Curtis,  Rest  F.,  25  Kinross  Road,  Boulevard  Station,  Boston,  Mass. 
Cutler,  Arthur  H.,  20  East  50th  Street,  New  York. 
Deane,  Walter,  29  Brewster  Street,  Cambridge,  Mass. 
Dixon,  A.  J.  Dallas,  221  South  5th  Street,  Philadelphia,  Penn. 
Dixwell,  John,  M.  D.,  52  West  Street  Cedar,  Boston,  Mass. 
Dodge,  William  W.,  Room  706,  53  State  Street,  Boston,  Mass. 
Drew,  Charles  A.,  Equitable  Building,  Boston,  Mass. 
Dudley,  Edward,    33  North  Second  Street,  Camden,  N.  J. 
Dwight,  John  F.,  25  Algonquin  Street,  Dorchester,  Mass. 
Emott,  Charles  C,  Headley  Road,  Morristown,  N.  J. 
Fernald,  B.  Marvin,  28  State  Street,  Boston,  Mass. 
Fisher,  George  Harrison,  308  Walnut  Street,  Philadelphia,  Pa. 
FiTZ,  Andrew,  256J  Essex  Street,  Salem,  Mass. 
Francis,  Laurens  N.,  Rooms  6  and  7,  Crocker    Building,    Taunton, 

Frothingham,  Theodore,  518  Walnut  Street,  Philadelphia,  Pa. 
Fuller,  Frederick  T.,  Cheever  Street,  Mattapan,  Mass. 
Gannett,  Thomas  B.,  Channing  Place,  Cambridge,  Mass. 
Greener,  Richard  T.,  Commercial   Agent  U.   S.   A.,  Vladivostok, 

E.  Siberia. 
Groesbeck,  Herman  J.,  M.  D.,  Cincinnati,  Ohio. 
Hale,  William  G.,  5757  Lexington  Ave.,  Chicago,  111. 
Hill,  John  E.,  41  Lincoln  Street,  Boston,  Mass. 

156  CLASS   OF    1870 

HoAH,  Charles  E.,  Simi,  Ventura  Co.,  Cal. 

Holmes,  Artemas  H.,  66  Broadway,  New  York  City. 

HoLWAY,  Rev.  Ray]mond  F.,  Harvard  Street  M.  E.  Church,  Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

Hosea,  William  G.,  491  Wiggins  Block,  5th  and  Vine  Streets,  Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio. 

Huntress,  Leonard,  M.  D.,  Lowell,  Mass. 

Jordan,  James  C,  Hotel  Touraine,  Boston,  Mass. 

Kettell,  Charles  W.,  Lexington,  Mass. 

Kidder,  Frederic,  Wilmington,  N.  C. 

Ladd,  Babson  S.,  10  Tremont  Street,  Boston,  Mass. 

Lawrence,  Amory  A.,  Lawrence  &  Co.,  89  Franklin  Street,  Boston, 

Lincoln,  Waldo,  Worcester,  Mass. 

LiTTLEFiELD,  George  S.,  293  Washington  Street,  Boston,  Mass. 

LtJNT,  Horace  G.,  Colorado  Springs,  Colo. 

McMiCHAEL,  Charles  B.,  2110  Pine  Street,  Philadelphia,  Pa. 

Mann,  Benjamin  P.,  1918  Sunderland  Place,  Washington,  D.  C. 

Monroe,  Charles,  Court  House,  Los  Angeles,  Cal. 

Morison,  Ernest  N.,  E.  N.  Morison  &  Co.,  South  and  German  streets, 
Baltimore,  Md. 

Morse,  Godfrey,  53  State  Street,  Boston,  Mass. 

NoRCROSS,  Otis,  50  Congress  Street,  Boston,  Mass. 

NouRSE,  Franklin,  Lawrence  Manufacturing  Co.,  Lowell,  Mass. 

Nye,  Charles  F.,  Champlain,  N.  Y. 

Parkman,  Henry,  36  Temple  Place,  Boston,  Mass. 

Parrish,  Samuel  L.,  25  Broad  Street,  New  York. 

Parsons,  Theophilus,  53  State  Street,  Boston,  Mass. 

Pearson,  George,  Pittsburg,  Pa. 

Peele,  Willard  S.,  Beverly,  Mass. 

Pendleton,  Frank  K.,  7  East  86th  Street,  New  York. 

Perrin,  Rev.  Willard  T.,  Bromfield  Street  M.  E.  Church,  Boston, 

Rawson,  Edward  J.,  care  J.  Rawson's  Sons,  Cincinnati,  Ohio, 

Rich,  J.  Rogers,  care  Hon.  William  F.  Wharton,  50  State  Street, 
Boston.  Mass. 

Robinson,  Frank  W.,  care  Wm.  Baumgarten  &  Co.,  323  5th  Avenue, 
New  York. 

Robinson,  Otis  G.,  care  Jordan,  Marsh  Co.,  Boston,  Mass. 

Rodman,  Alfred,  222  Boylston  Street,  Boston,  Mass. 

Rotch,  Thomas  M.,  M.  D.,  197  Commonwealth  Avenue,  Boston, 

Sanger,  John  W.,  12  Bridge  Street,  New  York. 

Sargent,  Joseph,  care  Joseph  Sargent,  Jr.,  50  Congress  Street,  Boston, 

Scudder,  Winthbop  S.,  4  Willard  Street,  Cambridge,  Mass. 


Seavey,  Oscar  F.,  Auburn,  Placer  County,  Cal. 

Sheldon,  Chauncet  C,  M.  D.,   49   North   Common   Street,   Lynn, 

Shepard,  Walter,  79  Bloomfield  Street,  Dorchester,  Mass. 
Smith,  S.  Sidney,  59  Wall  Street,  New  York  City. 
Smith,  W.  Bugbee,  1621  Mt.  Vernon  Street,  Philadelphia,  Pa. 
SoLEY,  James  Russell,  35  Wall  Street,  New  York. 
SouLE,  Richard  H.,  1571  Beacon  Street,  Brookline,  Mass. 
Spaceman,  William  M.,  820  Madison  Avenue,  New  York. 
Spaulding,  Henry  K.,  501  West  120th  Street,  New  York  City. 
Stone,  Richard  H.,  381  Main  Street,  Cincinnati,  O. 
Swan,  Charles  H.,  82  Devonshire  Street,  Boston,  Mass. 
Taft,  Stephen  S.,  Rooms  235  and  236  Court  Square  Theatre  Building, 

Springfield,  Mass. 
TiCKNOR,  Thomas  B.,  18  Highland  Street,  Cambridge,  Mass. 
TucKERMAN,  Alfred,  342  West  57th  Street,  New  York  City. 
Vaughan,  William  W.,  Rooms  1001-1003,  53  State  Street,  Boston, 

ViAUX,  Frederic  H.,  Room  613,  53  State  Street,  Boston,  Mass. 
Wadsworth,  William  Austin,  Geneseo,  Livingston  County,  N.  Y. 
Wait,  Prof.  Lucien  A.,  Cornell  University  Campus,  Ithaca,  N.  Y. 
Watson,  Benjamin  M.,  Bussey  Institution,  Jamaica  Plain,  Mass. 
Wells,  Henry,  26  Trowbridge  Street,  Cambridge,  Mass. 
Wharton,  William  F.,  50  State  Street,  Boston,  Mass. 
White,  John  S.,  4204  Baltimore  Avenue,  Philadelphia,  Pa. 
WiLBY,  Charles  B.,  514  Main  Street,  Cincinnati,  O. 
Willis,  Grinnell,  44-46  Leonard  Street,  New  York. 
WooDARD,  Charles  F.,  Bangor,  Me. 
Worcester,  Francis  J.,  462  West  44th  Street,  New  York. 
Wyatt,  J.  B.  Noel,  Club  Road,  Roland  Park,  Baltimore,  Md. 


Badger,  George  A.,  605  Chamber  of  Commerce,  426    Massachusetts 
Avenue,  Boston,  Mass. 

Darlington,  Ellwood  H. 

Farrington,  Willis,  234  Nesmith  Street,  Lowell,  Mass. 

Learned,  Francis  M. 

McManus,  James.    (Class  of  1871.) 

McCandless,  Gardner  F.,  7  Werder  Strasse,    Baden-Baden,    Ger- 

McClean,  John  R.,  Washington,  D.  C. 

Newhall,  Harry  F.,  550  Temple  Court,  Minneapolis,  Minn. 

Washburn,  Edward  D. 

Wilds,  Judson  B.    (Class  of  1871.) 




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